Projects List

Alaska School Nursing/School Health Program

As part of the Section of Women’s, Children’s, and Family Health’s commitment to all children in the State of Alaska regardless of their health status or special needs, the School Nursing/School Health Program supports comprehensive school health services idea...

Bikeology Bike Education Program

Physical Education teachers in the Anchorage School District can reserve a fleet of 35 bicycles to provide bicycle education to their students. Education is provided based on the Bikeology Curriculum as developed by the American Alliance for Health, Physical E...

Buckle Up Campaign

Using peer-to-peer safety messaging, the goal of the Buckle Up campaign is to empower and engage youth to lead projects addressing youth traffic safety during the times of increased risk. A minimum of two parking lot incentives and two additional activities w...

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...

Coaching Boys into Men

Coaching Boys into Men (CBIM) is a violence prevention program for athletic coaches designed teach high school male athletes about the importance of respect for themselves, others, and particularly women and girls. The Coaching Boys into Men program is one of...

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...

Girls on the Run - Juneau

Girls on the Run® combines training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts designed to foster positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual, and physical development. The objective is to educate and empower girls at an earl...

Healthy Relationships and Bullying Prevention

We have a counselor that provides workshops in school throughout the North Slope about helathy relationships and bullying prevention.

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...

Obesity Prevention School Grants Program

Schools play a key role in the prevention of obesity. Supportive nutrition and physical activity policies and programs at school can improve the health of Alaska's kids. Beginning in the 2013-2014 school year, eight Alaska school district grantees are workin...

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...

REBOUND - Sitka

During a 10 day adventure through Glacier Bay, Huna ancestral homelands, teens from around Southeast Alaska build strong outdoor leadership skills, develop healthy relationship tools and gain inspiration and resources to promote wellness in their home communit...

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 Driver's Training

A 4 hour teen driver's training puts the teen behind the wheel with skilled instructors to experience the most common driving situtations leading to accidents by inexperienced drivers.

Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU) - Juneau

Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU) is a Juneau-based, student-led tobacco education and prevention group. High school student volunteers serve as role models by promoting positive informational interaction with their peers, with younger children, and with the ge...

Tobacco Education Program (TEP)

TEP is an alternative-to-suspension program for students caught using tobacco at school. It is also available for students who volunteer to take the class because they want to quit tobacco.

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...