Projects List

Alaska Men Choose Respect

Alaska Men Choose Respect is a digital space and media campaign which serves as a call to action for men to come together as allies to end violence, promote respect, and strengthen communities in Alaska. It does through offering information, networking, tools,...

Camp Igaliq

Kawerak Wellness’s 5 day Camp Igaliq provides youth from Nome and the Bering Strait an opportunity to gain culturally based insight about employment, suicide prevention and healthy relationships. The camp includes elders and guest presenters who share knowledg...

CHOICE ATI Retreats

The Alaska Teen Institutes (ATIs) are two-day, overnight retreats that implement a healthy choices curriculum for the CHOICE (Choosing Healthy Options in Cooperative Education) program at Juneau-Douglas High School. The retreats, utilizing small group activiti...

COMPASS: A Guide for Men

COMPASS: A Guide for Men is a resource for adult male mentors who work with young Alaskan men aged 12 to 18. COMPASS presents mentors with opportunities and activities that are designed to support young men as they explore and identify their values, goals and...

Healthy Relationships Violence Prevention Program

Age-appropriate educational presentations to in-school youth (K-12) on domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, healthy relationships, conflict resolution, bullying, and other related issues.

Juneau Teen Council

The Juneau Teen Council is a peer education program whose mission is to empower teenagers to educate and inspire their peers, families and communities. The Teen Council educates about human sexuality and healthy decision making. It inspires teen to use their v...

Kawerak Youth Leaders

In the Youth Leaders program, youth are chosen by their peers as someone they can talk to. These chosen youth attend a 2 day training to learn skills in intervening to create a safe environment, suicide prevention, healthy relationships, being a leader and ro...

Lead On Youth Leadership Conference

Lead On is a yearly youth leadership conference that engages youth leaders to change norms around violence in their peer groups. Planned for and by youth across Alaska, it focuses on activities that allow participants to develop and practice healthy relationsh...

Native American Mentoring Initiative Program

The Native American Mentoring initiative program strengthens Big Brother, Big Sisters ability to develop the community engagement and internal infrastructure necessary to sustain support for youth mentoring programs. These community-based collaborations provid...

Passport to Manhood

Passport to Manhood consists of 14 sessions, each concentrating on a specific aspect of character and manhood through interactive activities. Each Club participant receives his own "passport" to underscore he is on a personally journey of maturation and growth...

REBOUND

REBOUND is an experiential prevention project allowing youth from southeast Alaska to explore the back-country of Alaska on a multi-day kayak expedition. Participants learn of connecting across differences, working together, leadership, communication, goal se...

Sitka Youth Leadership Committee

The Sitka Youth Leadership Committee (SYLC) is an afterschool prevention program that brings together teens from across schools and cliques to promote respect and nonviolence. Youth led activities include education/outreach, media, and outdoor leadership and a...

SMART Girls

SMART Girls is a small group health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls ages 8 - 12 and 13 - 17. Girls explore their own and societal attitudes and values as they build skills for...

Stand Up Speak Up Alaska

Stand Up Speak Up is a multi-media campaign made up of a website, public service announcements and minigrants. Focused on promoting healthy relationships and positive social norms among Alaskan teens, it encourages teens to make change happen in their own com...

Talk Now Talk Often AK

Talk Now Talk Often AK is a statewide effort developed by parents and caregivers to help increase conversations with teens around healthy relationships. The conversation cards that are part of this project focus on strengthening relationships and connections...

Teen Art/ Trash Art

Every Friday for 2 hours Teen Art is offered to teens and young adults. Many of the projects they do are "recycled art", meaning it is from trash or household items. Students have to opportunity to build relationships with safe adults, have basic interaction,...

The Fourth R

The Fourth R curriculum is a comprehensive school-based program designed to include students, teachers, parents, and the community in reducing violence and many of today’s risk behaviors. The Fourth R (R = Relationships) focuses on healthy relationships and de...

When I am an Elder

When I am an Elder is a youth created and led media campaign that challenges communities to stop the cycle of violence. It was based on a poem written by a Bethel Teens Acting Against Violence (TAAV) member in 2001, which imagined a world without violence fo...