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The past 28 years, Mr. Brian Yazzie has devoted his professional career working and advocating on behalf of underserved Native American children and families. Before working for the Provo City School District as the Diversity & Equity Coordinator. Mr. Yazzie came from the non-profit sector working 18 years as the Director of Native American Services for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale AZ and as the National Director of Native Services for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Building organizational capacity and community partnerships has been a focus for Mr. Yazzie everywhere he has worked. Mr. Yazzie believes that organizations must have a strong foundation to meet the unique challenges of a community to successfully meet the needs of their youth. When working with communities Mr. Yazzie focuses on the strengths of the community while respecting the many perspectives and the culture of the community. Mr. Yazzie believes if organizations can focus on community partnership with parents/legal guardians/caregivers and the community stakeholders, it will provide young people the foundation to have a greater opportunity to be successful in their adult life and to have a strong sense of community.