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2018 Women of Distinction Gala Tickets on Sale Now!

AWARE’s 22nd annual Women of Distinction Gala will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018.  This year we will be honoring June Degnan, Kolene James, Kueni Ma’ake, and Lauree Morton.  To find out more, please visit: giving.awareak.org/2018wod.

 

Join us for a 6-week Series on Racial Equity & Liberation!

In 2018 we are recommitting to organizational practices that lead to increasing equity, promoting safety, and decolonizing our organizations.  Join us in building this movement for social change.
Groups and individuals are invite to a six-week series of “Racial Equity & Liberation,” a virtual learning experience. We will come together on Fridays from Noon-1:30 P.M. for six weeks starting January 19, 2018 at Northern Light United Church 400 W 11thSt. Lunch will be provided. Distance participation is also possible (although lunch is not provided).  Please click the link below for more info:
http://mailchi.mp/awareak/invite-for-racial-equity-liberation

 

Two Youth Employment Opportunities at AWARE!

AWARE’s Prevention team is looking for a Youth Engagement Youth Organizer and Girls Empowerment Youth Organizer. These positions are open to any teen between the ages of 14-19, with an average of 5-10 hours a week.  These positions are designed to provide an opportunity for teens to gain skills and leadership experience, under the direct mentorship of violence prevention professionals.  We are looking for students with passion and drive, not necessarily experience. If you know teens who are committed to nonviolence, and looking for a way to turn that passion into doing, please send them our way!  Hourly wage is $12.50/hr.

Applications are below and due by to Morgan Stonecipher (morgans@awareak.org) by January 19th.

Girls Empowerment Youth Organizer

Youth Engagement Youth Organizer

 

Boys Run I Toowu Klatsen &  Girls on the Run Programs Looking for Coaches!

d duAs a coach for Girls on the Run or Boys Run, you have a tremendous opportunity to help kids understand the true inner power they possess. You can help unleash their true strength, bravery, and limitless potential! Coaches are often transformed by the experience. A GOTR coach said, “I felt like I am able to manage extreme and unexpected situations better. I was able to pull enough energy to get through with my day and help with girls and push them as well – this I think was the result of many of the topics we have tackled as well as being with these girls who are motivated and strong.”

Our vision for GOTR is a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. Learn more at https://www.gotrgreateralaska.org/coach. You can sign up via that website or at https://www.raceplanner.com/volunteer/signup/gotr-of-greater-alaska-new-coach-application-spring-2018.  We are also seeking junior coaches if they are at least 16 years old.
 
Boys Run I toowú klatseen (strengthen your spirit) prepares boys for a lifetime of developing their inner strength, empowering them to create communities of respect. If you’d like to learn more about the program, please ask me or check out SAFV’s info at  https://www.safv.org/boys-run-i-toowu-klatseen. Men have to be the head coaches for Boys Run, but women make great assistant coaches. If you can serve as a coach once or twice a week after school, or just volunteer occasionally as a substitute coach, we would be super grateful. You can sign up at this link: https://www.raceplanner.com/volunteer/signup/volunteer-spring-2018-coach-app
 
The coach training for Girls on the Run is Saturday, February 3rdand the coach training for Boys Run coaches is Saturday, February 10th. Both trainings are at AWARE, and are fun and interactive days that prepare you with everything you need to work with your coaching team to lead kids through the 10-week programs. Lunch and snacks are provided. 
Both seasons start on February 20th and 21st and end with the 5k fun run on May 12th. Please call or email Natalie Watson with questions, or to sign-up, at 586-4092 or nataliew@awareak.org.

 

Teen Talk Tuesday!

AWARE and the Zach Gordon are collaborating for Teen Talk Tuesday!  Teen Talk Tuesday (TTT) was born out of an identified need of a place for teens to learn about difficult concepts in a safe space, covering a breadth of topics on sexuality, power & privilege, health, healthy relationships, and more.  TTT is a free event for any interested teen, taking place every Tuesday in the Wellness room of the Zach Gordon from 6:00p,-7:30pm, with most of the workshops being facilitated by teens themselves.
Below are the topics for the month of January.  (For a list of topics for the following months, please visit AWARE’s Facebook page or the Juneau Violence Prevention Coalitions’ Facebook page one week before that month starts.)
Category is: Healthy Sexuality– presented by Teen Council
Come test your knowledge on the big wide world of sexuality and healthy relationships! After a quick discussion about what exactly sexuality means, we will divide into teams to play the educational and fun game, made by the Juneau Teen Council group themselves, Sexuality Jeopardy! How many forms of birth control are there? What is the legal age of consent in Alaska? What animal(s) doesn’t have a gender? Come find out on Jan. 16th!
2017 in Review: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly– presented by Zach Gordon Youth Center
Politics aside, 2017 has been a year of great change, and no one is feeling that more than the younger generations. On Jan. 23rd, we will be talking about some of those big changes that have been happening in the last year since the election, what exactly those mean, and what we can do to help ourselves and others who are having a difficult time.
How to Break the Silence– presented by Sources of Strength
For some of the hardest things in life, the biggest problem isn’t that there is no solution- it’s that we are afraid to ask for help. This idea of shame often keeps us and our loves ones from getting the help that they need, even though it is available. Join us on Jan. 30th as we talk about how we can help those who are struggling with some of life’s hardest problems, like suicide, dating abuse, or homelessness, without breaking their trust.
If you work with teens, know people who work with teens, or have teens yourself, please let them know about this opportunity!   Please call or email Morgan Stonecipher with questions at 586-4092 or morgans@awareak.org.

 

Kaasei Supportive Transitional Housing Applications Available! 

Kaasei is AWARE’s transitional housing complex, where women (and their children) who are working towards long-term, permanent housing are able to stay while they get back on their feet after staying in emergency shelter.  Please contact AWARE to review application eligibility and process.  We are currently accepting applications.  Please ask for Christina Love or the advocate on duty at 907-586-6623.

 

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HopeLine from Verizon collects no-longer used wireless phones, batteries, chargers and accessories in any condition from any service provider to benefit victims and survivors of domestic violence. Donated phones are then turned into valuable resources for nonprofit organizations (like AWARE) and agencies that support domestic violence victims and survivors nationwide.