America After 3PM 2020, based on survey responses from more than 30,000 American households (including 249 in-depth interviews in Alaska), finds that 17 percent of Alaska students are enrolled in afterschool programs. But 56,705 of them are still without the afterschool programs their parents say they need.
United Way of Anchorage has announced that President and CEO Michele Brown will retire this June after seventeen years with the organization.
One of Anchorage’s oldest youth soccer clubs has entered into a partnership with the MLS Portland Timbers and NWSL Portland Thorns FC.
At the thirteenth Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) General Assembly, the Utqiaġvik Declaration laid the foundation and roadmap for the next four years. One of the many initiatives contained in the Utqiaġvik Declaration is engaging Inuit youth as future emerging leaders.
Governor Michael Dunleavy and Dr. Tamika Ledbetter, Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, announced a recurring two-year grant of $1.65 million from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development for new programs to prevent and treat youth homelessness across rural Alaska.
PlayVS furthered its mission to bring esports to high schools nationwide by announcing Alaska as the newest addition to its roster of partnered states.
Thousands of area students are back in school to learn the “three R’s”—Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic. But there is a fourth “R” that many students may be missing out on, and that’s “Relevance” as it relates to what they are learning in school and how it will apply later in life.
Considering that many of the state’s students will stay in Alaska and work for local companies after graduation, it makes good business sense for these organizations to take part in the learning process.
BP is investing more than $280,000 in UAA’s College of Engineering and the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program in 2019.
Alaska USA Foundation contributed $84,500 to community nonprofits in the first quarter of the year.