PROGRAM: Take Wing Alaska

Presented by:
Alaska Humanities Forum
Local Partner: Colleges and Universities, K-12 Institutions Subject: K-12 Education, Professional Development, Varies Audience: Educators, K-12, Young Adult, Youth/Teen
Take Wing Alaska works with students from the Lower Kuskokwim School District, beginning at the end of their sophomore year and continuing through high school graduation.  During the program, each student participates in three immersion experiences on the campuses of University of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska Pacific University and University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Take Wing Alaska guides the students in focusing not only on academic skills, but also inherent cultural strengths they can refer to and rely upon in the midst of a challenging life shift. Program staff maintains regular contact with Take Wing Alaska participants through phone calls, emails, social media, newsletters, and check-ins with students and their family members. A final component includes on-site clubs to facilitate social and emotional learning.