How We Work
We believe all youth have a positive core, brilliance, boundless potential and sacred gifts to share.
MIGIZI acts as a circle of support that nurtures the development of Native American youth in order to unleash their creativity and dreams – to benefit themselves, their families and community. MIGIZI puts youth first, supporting youth-driven activities that fully engage youth in a self-directed path to holistic wellness and to success in education and employment.
Through the mutual support provided within the indigenous circle, individuals discover their talents and explore their dreams. The positive results fuel not only youth success but also collective impact, as youth give back to the circle and unleash new energy and ideas. In MIGIZI's circle, adults and youth work side-by-side in culturally grounded, participatory leadership and operations. Everyone is a leader, a learner, a coach and a relative.
At MIGIZI and with partner organizations, these relationships are nurtured by core values such as respect, humility, accountability, helping and getting out of one’s comfort zone. Guided by constant practice of core values, the circle becomes a positive climate for youth and adults to thrive individually as well as collectively.