2nd Annual Empowerment 4 Life: Native Youth Conference
Soaring Over Meth and Suicide (SOMS), a project of the Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition, will host the 2nd Annual Empowerment 4 Life: Native Youth Conference held in conjunction with the "Hoops 4 Life" basketball tournament to be held the day following the conference. Empowerment 4 Life: Native Youth Conference will include presentations on empowerment, goal setting, cultural protective factors, and bullying.
Nationally-known and culturally appropriate speakers will present at the conference and tournament including basketball slam-dunk phenom Kenny Dobbs who will also perform in a half-time show at the tournament. Youth attending Omaha Public Schools and tribal members from Nebraska and surrounding states will be attending. An anticipated 250 Native American youth are set to attend the conference and tournament.