(907) 586-4902 htl@awareak.org

Empowering Youth

Youth Messaging Campaign

This campaign began in 2020 to center violence prevention messaging created by a panel of representative youth from the community. The  messages they developed were added as captions to photographs that became posters and printed materials for distribution, and also digital graphics for social media.
The messaging was then converted into public art in 2021 by a collaboration between artist Corrine James and our youth, with the phrases being translated into Lingit and stenciled along with James’ formline designs on the walls of local schools and youth spaces.

Inclusive Youth Spaces

The Alliance

During the school year, this social group for LGBTQ2S+ students meets at both middle schools in Juneau, providing a source of community and presence for youth as part of the BAM Afterschool Program. During the summer, it is hosted for all middle-school aged students at Zach Gordon Youth Center.

Zach Gordon Youth Center's BAM Webpage
The Wellness Center

The Wellness Center is a new weekly identity & culturally-affirming space at Thunder Mountain High School created in partnership with NAMIJuneau and @TlingitHaida’s Johnson program O’Malley where youth and their allies can hang out, study, and connect to resources.

Contact HTL about our Inclusive Youth Programming

I Toowú Klatseen

Strengthen Your Spirit

Formerly known as Boys Run, I Toowú Klatseen is an empowerment and wellness program for boys AND girls in the 3rd through 5th grades. The 10-week, 20-lesson after school program instills healthy life skills and resilience in kids through Tlingit stories, discussion and running games. This program is a partnership with Tlingit & Haida. Coaches work in teams of three to deliver a set curriculum, and receive all the tools and support they need to be successful. Coach stipends are available.

ITK WebsiteContact ITK

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. Trained volunteer coaches will guide participants through activities that creatively integrate movement in a fun and motivating way, as well as teaching them teamwork, self-confidence and critical thinking skills.

GOTR of Greater AK WebsiteContact GOTR of Greater AK

Healthy Relationships

Teen Dating Violence

It’s more common than you might think. Visit loveisrespect.org to find out about the signs of a healthy relationship, setting boundaries, and more.

Visit LoveIsRespect.org
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.

Visit SafeTeensOnline.org
Get Help from AWARE

AWARE’s 24/7 Confidential CareLine: (907) 586-1090

AWARE is a local organization in Juneau, Alaska 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.

AWARE's Website