NERDS 4th Gathering : Sharing Stories "Honoring Youth Voices"

Sunday, February 12 2017, 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM [PST]

12222 New York Ranch rd, Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort, Jackson, California, 95642, United States

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Native Youth 7th Grade - College - Please make sure your student is in 7th grade or higher ONLY - NO K-6th graders PLEASE NOTE - By Signing up, you agree to photos being used from the day and Agree to follow a Code of Conduct, including but not limited to, sober and clean event!

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Adults allowed with Groups of 3 or more students - due to very limited space please register and expect contact from a NERDS representative prior to the event. Thank You

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Informational Booth PARTIAL APPROVAL - Free

Space is limited to 25 booths & only 2 attendees per booth space. NERDS is providing booth space for free & asking for a donated item or 2 for the raffle. Please email your FREE Color ad with to before Jan 15th!!

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Sunday, February 12 2017, 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM [PST]

Sharing Stories with NERDS , 12222 New York Ranch rd, Jackson, California, 95642, United States.


All Attendees receive:

Event Shirt

Event Bag

Color Program

2 Meals

1 Raffle tix for Student Prizes *You will Earn more for FREE

Opportunity to Purchase Big Prize Raffle Tickets - $1.00 each - Available to ALL Attendees!

After Party with Performance by: Frank Waln and Tanaya Winder

Hors d'oeuvres & desserts served at after party!


*(still finalizing details)


7:30am ~  Doors Open for Check in


8:30 ~  Introduction by Elyssia Maysee &

                                     Alex Ramirez your Event Hosts

                  Dahkota & Dahlton Brown NERDS Founders   


               *Introduction of Breakout Session Speakers  


9:00 ~ Morning Blessing –  Marie Geisdorff

·                      Breakfast *Students eat first please                       


9:15 ~ Youth Guest Speaker/Contest Winner : 

                 Kelsey Janway~Choctaw Nation 


10:00-11:45 ~ Booth time, Photo Booth, Breakout Sessions 


          10:00-10:45  Fire Room: Tasha Norton -  SNAHC  

   Rain Room: Rocky Twitchell – Anti-bullying & Self Defense

                Cloud Room: Dominic Porras -  Media Project


          11:00-11:45  Fire Room:  Ricardo Torres - College

 Rain Room:  Desiree Adams – Youth teach about HIV/Hep C 

         Cloud Room:  Melissa Leal – Hip Hop Expression                     


12:00 ~  Blessing


              -   Lunch *Elders eat 1st please


12:30 ~ Guest Speakers -  Tanaya Winder & Frank Waln


1:45-3:30 ~ Booth time, Photo Booth, Breakout Sessions


1:45 - 2:30 Fire Room: Isabella Zizi & Dahkota Brown - Youth Activism

         Rain Room:  Marty Meeden & Mary Levi – CTA/NEA

    Cloud Room:  Natalie Vetter – Domestic Violence in Dating


       2:45 - 3:30   Fire Room:  Lynnann Yazzie – TNL/UNITY  

         Rain Room:  Johnnie Jae & Hal Muskat – Journalism

         Cloud Room: Carlos Geisdorff - Me-wuk Language


3:30 ~ Raffle Prizes drawn & last chance to visit booths


4:00 – 5:30 ~ After Party Social with Performance by: 

                           Frank Waln & Tanaya Winder

                       Hors d’oeuvres & Desserts served  


Please use the Photo Booth and Make NEW Friends!

Live streaming encouraged & Posts with #NERDS is Appreciated!        




Cancellation policy

We ask you notify us asap if you are unable to attend so we can fill the spot with somebody from the waiting list.

Please call us at 209-257-0274 to cancel and cancel online as well.


Thank you

Dahkota Brown

NERDS ~ Native Education Raising Dedicated Students is dedicated to improving statistics affecting Native youth by raising awareness in both Native and non-Native communities & schools. We aim to succeed through means of positive peer-to-peer mentoring to promote education, community service, cultural activities, while providing scholarship, intern, job training, college, and networking opportunities.

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