The White House launched its new Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) portal to serve as a one-stop shop for Native youth.
The Gen-I initiative focuses on improving the lives of Native youth through new investments and increased engagement. This initiative takes a comprehensive, culturally appropriate approach to ensure all young Native people can reach their full potential. Gen-I will help improve the lives of Native youth by promoting a national dialogue and policies and programs to mobilize and cultivate the next generation of Native leaders. Key programs address: education, health and nutrition, juvenile justice, housing, and youth engagement.
Gen-I includes two components:
Youth engagement, including the first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering that will bring Native youth leaders to Washington, DC for a day-long convening in the summer of 2015.
Strategic investments and policies, including resources for education reform and building capacity.