In the nonprofit world, foundations are recognizing that philanthropy needs to focus on learning systems in order to fully leverage funded projects. But others are seeking peer-to-peer connections and learning opportunities with or without the support of institutions. This includes regional and tribal economic development, within urban, rural and reservation communities, focused on Native youth development, as well as inter-organizational learning with communities gathering from various regions.
NAP's Community of Practice will provide those peer-to-peer learning opportunities. Those that are current leaders, staff, supporters and advocates for Native youth development are most encouraged to join this group webinar series. Members will contribute to developing a shared repertoire of resources including: experiences, stories, tools, ways of addressing recurring problems- in short a shared practice for implementing promising practices for addressing the needs of today's Native youth. In the course of these webinars, conversations and resource building, members will have developed a set of stories and cases that will become a shared repertoire for practice.
For Session 2, we will review member’s survey results and their comments taken during the first webinar exploring ways to develop member’s practice for working and supporting Native youth. We will explore and decide upon the suggestions made by members for coordinating strategy among the group that will enable building a set of resources that can be accessed through various shared platforms using technology. We will share stories and experiences working with Native youth development today that supports coordinating strategy among the group members and Indian Country.