We are working with a host planning team to craft a creative approach for building an Indigenous Youth Research and Development Center (IYRC). Our vision is to create transformational change in the way information about Native youth is gathered, shared, and used. Over the next year, we are:
- Hosting community conversations with thought leaders — including Native youth, parents, youth workers, educators, researchers, and tribal leaders. Individuals will be invited to join us in community conversations to learn more about the IYRC and share ideas, input, and guidance for future directions;
- Convening a facilitated planning session to use guidance from community conversations to form a strategic plan; and
- Sharing information and findings with Native communities and the greater society to inform, build, awareness, and gain support for the IYRC.