Accepting applications now through June 20, 2014
ANTHC $5000 Scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year is now open. Awards go towards the academic Fall 2014-Summer 2015 school year. This scholarship may be used for tuition, books, and fees for professional certificate programs or higher education degrees (Associates, Bachelors, Graduate and PhDs). ANTHC grants these scholarships as an integral part of its long-term strategy to increase Alaska Natives and American Indians in the healthcare field.
For complete information, and to apply, click here.
This 2013-2014 school year, AASB will award ten graduating seniors each with a $1,200 scholarship to apply toward their post-secondary education. The scholarship may be applied toward the student’s choice of a business, trade, or college institution. Deadline to apply is March 17, 2014.
For complete application details, click here.
Teenagers who say no one takes them seriously should take a good look at the response a group of teens from St. Paul Island got for keeping a close eye on kelp and crab.
The students were honored last week at a gala in Anchorage for their continuous dedication and efforts to tracking native marine species around the Pribilof Islands. The Pribilof Student Marine Research Team, which is made up of more than 20 students, several student marine research assistants, and five staff members, collectively received a youth leadership award for their efforts over the past five years to track several marine species in the area. They were honored specifically for their contributions in discovering a second sample of an extremely rare species of kelp and for research on crab stocks.
Read the full story, written by Joseph Miller, here. (The Bristol Bay Times)
More than 21,000 Alaska children already participate in Imagination Library through 32 local Imagination Libraries serving 110 communities throughout Alaska. This Request for Proposals invites communities to apply for financial and technical assistance to launch Imagination Library in their community.
The deadline to apply is March 31, 2014. For more information, view the RFP here.
Reserve your tickets to the 16th Annual Spirit of Youth Awards Dinner Saturday, April 5, at the Anchorage Marriott Downtown beginning at 6 p.m.
Teens from across the state will be honored in 11 categories. Support Alaska’s next generation of leaders and enjoy local youth entertainment and a youth art auction. Visit their website to reserve your tickets.
Read about this year’s award recipients — you’ll be glad you did!
Communities in rural Alaska are faced with many unique and complex environmental issues. Building community strength to identify and solve problems is a powerful process that can lead to a healthier and more sustainable community. The 7 Generations training is an interactive workshop that introduces participants to a community-based approach for developing local environmental plans.
For more information, and to register for the training, visit the ANTHC website.
Registration deadline: March 14, 2014. (View the flyer)
KTVA’s Rhonda McBride did a piece on AASB’s Legislative Fly-in where school board members and youth discussed education issues, and visited legislators on the hill. Read the story and view the news piece at the KTVA website.
The Resource Basket: Gathering and Sharing for Alaska Native Youth Success is a new resource for Alaska Tribes. (www.alaskanativeyouth.org)
The Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP) and its partners are launching this new program to serve rural communities and provide tools to support healthy, successful, culturally-connected youth. The Resource Basket offers training, assistance and resources to tribes and youth organizations that serve Alaska Native youth (ages 12-18) living in rural Alaska. View the website.
Integrating 21st Century Skills Through the Arts
April 30, 8:30am- May 1, 2pm
Captain Cook Hotel, Anchorage
· Learn why the arts are important for ALL students
· Focus on working with students with disabilities
· Learn how to integrate the arts with the Common Core and Alaska Standards
· Gain statewide and national arts and special education perspectives
· Assess your school’s arts health
· Hear about state programs, resources and training opportunities
· Experience live student arts performances
· Collaborate with art leaders across the state
· Leave the retreat ready to increase the arts in your district!
Register online now at www.akartsed.org.
The more words children are exposed to in their first few years, the better they fare in school and in life. Right from birth, babies both initiate communication with their parents and respond – through crying, facial expressions, and arm waving, to name a few. Two-way interaction, what neuroscientists call “serve-and-return,” is critical to building neural connections in the baby brain. Talk, sing, read, and play with your child every day!
Find out more, and watch a short video, at the Best Beginnings website.