WHY GEN7 YOUTH?
Now, more than ever, we need strong, visionary, committed and courageous young leaders from all races to come together for the good of the whole. Gen7 is inspired by the Indigenous belief that all actions taken should be done so with an awareness of their impact in seven generations. Also, in the late 1800's, the great warrior of the Oglala Lakota, Crazy Horse, spoke of a vision he had in which healing would take place from the trauma and devastation that started at the time of the European migration. In this vision, he prophesied that the Seventh Generation will be the generation of healing in which all colors of mankind come together.
The Time of the Seventh Generation is Now!
Previous Gen7 Gatherings and Projects:
Youth Summits: Sedalia, Larkspur and Denver, CO
Partnering with other youth groups to explore activism, leadership and cultural issues
School Presentations and Service Trips across Colorado
Engaging in service learning across cultures as well as Native youth visiting schools to share their culture and an accurate representation of the history of their People
Summer Retreats: Monument Valley, AZ and Durango, CO
Providing a fun and nurturing retreat for Gen7 youth to unwind, be in service and explore new places while building friendships across cultures
Horse riding to gain certification with the Arapahoe County Mounted Patrol. Multiple training sessions focus on familiarizing the horses with different sights sounds and obstacles they may encounter when in crowds
Projects: Sedalia, Ignacio & Denver, CO, Monument Valley, AZ
Planting and tending community gardens, repairing homes, packing and organizing food donations, cleaning up a homeless camp, MMIW awareness events, and more
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