IINII pronounced (E-KNEE) is the Blackfoot Indian word for Bison. At IINII, the Bison is a metaphor that represents our core values. The symbolism of the Bison radiates the WILL to overcome adversity and atrocity and face our challenges. Bison are legendary in the animal kingdom for charging directly into an oncoming storm, instead of like other animals that attempt to outrun the storm. By running at the storm the Bison minimizing the amount of pain and time and frustration, they experience from that storm. Too often, when humans face a personal storm, they also try to outrun the storm and as a result prolong their pain. We have a simple motto at IINII: Be the Bison and Face Your Challenge.
We believe that children are the very essence of the future. Who they are tomorrow is essentially the outcome of how they are raised and nurtured today. As the leading youth leadership development organization in the United States, we go above and beyond to provide our youth an empowering environment where they can fully embrace their identity and gain all the skills they need to be leaders tomorrow.
Our goals are to shape the way they live their lives and teach them the fundamentals of social responsibility, healthy living, and cultural acceptance. Curious to find out more about us and how you can get involved? Please browse our website and get in touch with us today.