Empowering Youth

Resources

During the pandemic, we can't connect in person like we used to. Life is online even more than before, and we want you to know that you are still supported. See below for new ways to connect.

Spicy Water

The HTL coalition hosts an LGBTQ2+ support group called Spicy Water at the Zach Gordon Youth Center. For more information, email stephaniel@awareak.org. 

BIPOC teen talk

This is an ongoing social gathering space for Black, Indigenous, and People (teens) of Color. The group is hosted over Zoom and in person at the Zach Gordon Youth Center. For more information, email davida@awareak.org.

Teen Dating Violence

It's more common than you might think.
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#TongassTime

A distracting hour of entertainment for SE youth!

Join us for stories, songs, and SE Alaska Jeopardy. Each week you can enter to win $50 just for coming! Find us on Facebook at #TongassTime on Wednesdays at 11am.

AWARE

24/7 confidential CareLine: (907)586-1090.

AWARE is a local organization serving people who have experienced domestic and sexual violence. Abuse can be really confusing! If you or someone you love is in an unsafe situation, has experienced violence, or you aren’t sure and you just need to talk to someone about it, call to speak with an advocate.

AWARE’s services support people of all genders and sexual orientations.

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Cyber Safety

So much of life happens online – especially during a pandemic! Technology allows us to be together when we’re apart. But unfortunately, it also provides so many new ways for people to bully and take advantage each other. Here are some tips to keep yourself safe in the online environment.

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I toowú klatseen

Strengthen your spirit

As a unique and temporary offering for the Covid era, we have also created a new, free program called I Toowú Klatseen (Strengthen Your Spirit) for boys AND girls in the 2nd through 5th grades. We will instill healthy life skills and encourage resilience in kids through outdoor exercise challenges and incentives, live Zoom coaching from awesome mentors, providing necessities like running shoes and winter gear, and social-emotional and cultural lessons. This program was adapted from the Boys Run I toowú klatseen program together with Tlingit & Haida and Sitkans Against Family Violence. Registration is closed for this year but will open back up again in January for the 2021 season!

Girls on the Run

Every child deserves the opportunity to grow, connect and shine. The Girls on the Run evidence-based curriculum blends physical activity with skill development that enables girls to adapt to whatever comes their way. Whether in-person or virtually, trained volunteers are ready to guide girls through activities that creatively integrate movement in a fun and motivating way. For Juneau this fall, we are offering virtual-only teams for Covid safety. Our curriculum is adapted so that teams receive a high-quality experience with live online connection with coaches. We are also offering GOTR At Home, an activity kit with 50 interactive activities, T-shirt and videos for following the program at their own pace . Learn more and sign up at GOTRGreaterAlaska.org.

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We are here for you!

Call, email, DM any time if you have questions.

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