1. NYLA invests in young adult (early 20s to early 30s) Native leaders to spark culturally based community change!
2. The NYLA fellowship provides ongoing mentorship and leadership coaching, a nationwide network of young leaders from diverse Tribal communities, elder mentors, local and national retreats, skill building and network building opportunities across both Native and non-Native communities
3. NYLA fellows are predominantly from rural communities and committed to lead in their communities for the long-term and most fellows are current or have graduated from a Tribal College/University
4. NYLA provides individualized support for each fellow, providing opportunity to further develop their vision into action
5. NYLA is the only intertribal fellowship that keeps young Native leaders rooted in community while providing cutting edge dynamic opportunities
6. NYLA is a national organization that is based in communities in Washington, Montana, South Dakota, New Mexico & Arizona with a base of 25 fellows from diverse tribal backgrounds
7. NYLA fellows focus their community organizing on issues including: Environmental Justice and Food Sovereignty, Civic Engagement and Political Organizing, Reviving Cultural Traditions and Language, Economic Development, Youth Development and Organizing, Education, Health and Wellness, Arts and Media, Community Healing, and Two-Spirit/LGBTQ Equity