Dates: February 01, 2024 10:58am to February 29, 2024 10:59pm

Indigenous youth ages 18-26 can apply now to be part of the Fresh Tracks Native Youth Climate Adaptation Leadership Congress (NYCALC) 2024 Trainers Team.

Deadline: February 29, 2024
Program Dates: March-October 2024, including in-person attendance at NYCALC 2024
Stipend: $3000 for about 50 hours of participation over an 8-month period
Who can apply: Indigenous youth ages 18-26
How to apply: NYCALC Trainer Team Application

NYCALC 2024 Trainers Team Application Now Open

Indigenous youths ages 18-26 who are interested in community, building a network of peers, and discussing climate resiliency and related environmental issues impacting Indigenous peoples can apply now to become part of the Trainers Team for the Native Youth Climate Adaptation Leadership Congress (NYCALC) 2024.

Trainers are responsible for training and mentoring college-age junior faculty who, in turn, mentor and work with high-school age NYCALC participants.

From March through June, accepted trainers will work together to use leadership development curricula provided by Fresh Tracks, a national cross-cultural youth leadership organization, to co-design workshops and tools to train, mentor, and build relationships with NYCALC junior faculty.

During NYCALC 2024 which takes place on June 23-28 in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, trainers will facilitate junior faculty training workshops, provide junior faculty with peer-to-peer mentoring, and engage with NYCALC participants.

From August through October, trainers will provide post-conference feedback, continue providing unstructured junior faculty mentoring, and participate in NYCALC 2025 recruitment.

View a detailed description of the position in the NYCALC 2024 Trainers Team Role document.


The mission of the Native Youth Climate Adaptation Leadership Congress (NYCALC) is to develop future conservation leaders with the skills, knowledge, and tools to address environmental change and conservation challenges to better serve their schools and home communities.

NYCALC is held annually at the US Fish and Wildlife Service's National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. NYCALC attendees are a diverse mix of urban and rural students from Tribal communities located throughout the continental US, Alaska, Hawaii and American Samoa.

Learn more on the NYCALC website.

About Fresh Tracks

Fresh Tracks is a multi-stakeholder initiative anchored by the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions with partners Native Americans in Philanthropy, Children & Nature Network, Center for Native American Youth, My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, and the Opportunity Youth Forum. It aims to create a national network of youth movement leaders to improve youth civic engagement, highlight the power of the outdoors, and drive adoption of Indigenous valued knowledge and intergenerational collaboration.

Learn more on the Fresh Tracks website.

Three smiling Indigenous youth wearing NYCALC badges walk together outside on a sunny day. Three smiling Indigenous youth wearing NYCALC badges walk together outside on a sunny day.

Contact Us

Branch of Tribal Climate Resilience
1001 Indian School Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
Open 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday.