Youth Programs That Work Well Within Indian Country

Training Description:

In the past, the Native youth was guided and directed daily by their parents and elders in the basic living requirements of not only surviving but also getting along with one another. But since the colonization of North America that way of life has been interrupted and for generations many of our Native youth have been lost. Today there are a few youth programs that have a history of success in helping young people into adulthood. This training will expose the participant to what programs have worked in the past and what programs are successful today.

Training Objectives:
Participants will learn to:

  • Gain knowledge of what programs are available in Indian Country
  • What is Public-Private Partnership
  • Learn step by step approaches to implementing a youth program in your particular community
  • Be a catalyst in improving the mental and physical health of your people

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  • Instructor:

    Ron Gurley

  • Following his career in education, four and a half years were spent as a Case Manager Supervisor in a newly created Social Services Department within the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation. Ron served as founder and Chief Professional Officer of Boys & Girls Clubs of Green Country, Inc. located within the Cherokee Nation from 1997 to 2007. He served as Chairman of NANAC, Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Native American National Advisory Committee. Special recognitions include BGCA’s Masters and Mentors Level of the Academy of Boys & Girls Clubs Professionals. For five years Ron served as the Projects Manager, Native American Program Specialist, FirstPic, and consulting. His work included Child Abduction Response Team Training, Internet Crimes Against Children and AMBER Alert in Indian Country training. Also Office of Justice Programs Boys & Girls Clubs of America Funding Initiative for Boys & Girls Clubs in Indian Country, Bureau of Justice’s Methamphetamine Law Enforcement and Community Education Technical Assistance as well as Law Enforcement Investigative Technique Training. Ron also has experience in HUD’s Office of Native American Program Training and Technical Assistance for Tribal Community Youth Programs.

  • Category:

    Webinars

  • Offered: Online
  • Start: March 7, 2017 - 2:00 pm
  • End: March 7, 2017 - 3:00 pm