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Mission and Vision Statements
NIYLP's mission is to nurture the potential of Native youth to be contributors to a more positive world through adventure-based learning and service to family, community, and nature.
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NIYLP envisions a world with generations of healthy, capable, caring, resilient Native youth who contribute to their groups, families, communities and nations.NIYLP strives to be at the forefront of the national youth development movement as leaders, mentors, and learners in Native communities.
...Preparing future generations to become leaders,
...Who treat each other with respect
...Who are capable, resilient and embody cultural pride.
...Our highest priority in decision-making,
...Central to all that we do.

...Emphasizing traditional Native teachings,
...Sharing traditional wisdom and modern practice,
...Creating healthy and harmonious relationships,
...Discovering the teacher and learner in all of us,
...Providing a safe environment for all.

...Leading a healthy lifestyle,
...Active participation and consensus building,
...Learning by doing through outdoor activities and service,
...Innovation and perseverance in achieving goals,
...Cultural responsibility and appreciation for diversity.

Full Value Commitment
All NIYLP students and staff are dedicated to a set of values and behaviors that guide our programming: the Full Value Commitment.

  1. Be Here
  2. Be Safe
  3. Speak Your Truth
  4. Set Goals
  5. Let Go and Move On


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National Indian Youth Leadership Project
P.O. Box 2140
Gallup, NM 87305-4711

Phone: 505-722-9176
Fax: 505-722-9794
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