College Fund Takes Gen-I Challenge, Pledges Support for White House Initiative for Native Youth
March 13, 2015
The American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) announced at the American Indian Higher Education Consortium Student Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico that it is pledging its full support for Generation Indigenous (Gen-I), an initiative launched by President Obama to improve the lives of Native youth by removing barriers that stand between them and opportunities for success.
The College Fund is among a growing group of national Native organizations who have become “early acceptors” to the Gen-I Challenge. The campaign is geared to engage Native youth leaders and others to use their energy and creativity to address the social and economic issues facing Native youth today. By asking participants such as the College Fund to partner with Native youth to proactively work in their communities for change and to share it on the Gen-I platform, the challenge aims to highlight and elevate the voices and positive contributions of Native youth.
The College Fund will be distributing information about the Gen-I challenge to provide Native American students attending the conference to help them brainstorm ways to participate in their communities and schools.