About These Activities

The Healthy Native Youth Enhancement Activities pull from several evaluated health resources on the site, including: Native It’s Your Game, We R Native Facilitators Guide, Native STAND, Native VOICES, and Responding to Concerning Posts on Social Media, while other activity guides have been created from scratch. These tools can be used to connect youth to culture as a protective factor, while covering vital information about sexual health, mental health, personal development and rule-setting, identity, dating and relationships, drug and alcohol use, suicide prevention, internet safety, and bullying.

As health educators, we respect curriculum design and pedagogy and encourage you to select a health curriculum that works for you and your site, implementing it from start to finish. We recognize that listening to, focusing on, and incorporating community needs and values into existing programming can also be an effective way to build youths’ knowledge and skills. The activities provided here are considered ‘enhancement activities’ to broaden existing programming, based on your community’s needs.

Age Groups Designed For

    • Middle School, Grades 6-8
    • High School, Grades 9-12
    • Young Adults, Ages 19-24

Health Topics

  1. Anatomy and Physiology (Ages: Middle School): Coming Soon
  2. Bullying (Ages: Middle School, High School): Download the Activity Guide.
  3. Concerning Posts on Social Media (Ages: Middle School, High School, Young Adults): Download the Activity Guide
  4. Condom Demonstration (Ages: Middle School, High School, Young Adults): Coming Soon
  5. Consent (Ages: Ages: Middle School, High School, Young Adults): Coming Soon
  6. Cultural Identity (Ages: Ages: Middle School, High School, Young Adults): Coming Soon
  7. Dating Violence (Ages: High School, Young Adults): Coming Soon
  8. Drugs and Alcohol (Ages: Middle School, High School): Download the Activity Guide
  9. Healthy Friendships (Ages: Middle School, High School, Young Adults): Coming Soon
  10. Help Seeking (Ages: Middle School, High School, Young Adults): Coming Soon
  11. Ice Breakers (Ages: All): Coming Soon
  12. LGBTQ, Two Spirit, and Sexual Identity (Ages: Middle School, High School, Young Adults): Indigenizing+Love+Toolkit+Youth
  13. Media Literacy (Ages: Middle School, High School): Coming Soon
  14. Opioid Prevention (Ages: High School, Young Adult): Coming Soon
  15. Personal Rule Setting (Ages: Middle School, High School): Coming Soon
  16. Sex Trafficking Safety and MMIR (Ages: High School, Young Adult): Coming Soon