Nayshaw - Project Opportunity for Youth

Native American Youth Sleep Health and Wellness project

Are you 12 to 15 years old?

Do you self-identify as American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) or do you have relatives (such as parents or grandparents) who are AI/AN?

You could receive up to $175 now by participating in the Native American Youth Sleep Health and Wellness project, and up to $190 more in about two years.

What would I be asked to do?

In both phases of this project, which are about two years apart, we would ask you to:

  • Fill out some surveys (which will be kept confidential)
  • Wear a sleep monitor (it's like a wristwatch) for a week
  • Have some health measurements taken (like height, weight and blood pressure) and check the amount of fats (cholesterol and triglycerides) and sugars in your blood

What is NAYSHAW?

Nayshaw is a research project focused on learning more about urban American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN)youth and their sleep patternns, and how sleep affects teens' health.

The RAND Corporation and UCLA are doing this project in partnership with Sacred Path Indigenous Wellness Center and Native American communities all over California.

How can I sign up

Have your parent or guardian log on to

Or call our toll-free number: 1.866.484.7621

Teens will be paid for each part of the project that they participate in and can refuse any part of the project at any time.