Iopu represents Pacific region on Youth Leadership Panel

compiled by Samoa News staff

Francine Iopu from ASCC Students' Association for FaaSamoa and Intersections Taiala Peer Leader met the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) Acting Commissioner Stacey Ecoffey after the Native Youth Leadership Panel.

Iopu was the Pacific Region representative on the panel, held during the ANA Grantee Conference last week in Crystal City, VA.
Intersections, Inc. was one of five organizations that were initially awarded a grant under this funding program.

During the conference, ANA tasked five of its grantees for Initiative for Leadership, Empowerment, and Development (ILEAD) with a digital storytelling project titled "Getting to Know our Hopes and Dreams" to be created and produced by youth participants.

Iopu presented their video project at the ANA workshop. The video can be viewed below.


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