News & Events

AWARE’s 40-hour Advocacy Training Starts Monday, September 11, 2017!

Please visit awareak.org/community-events/advocacy-training/ for more information!

 

Become a Girls on the Run or Boys Run I toowú klatseen Coach!

Coaches are mentors, role models, sheroes, heroes, and people who want to build a healthier community.

What does it mean to become a coach?  Coaches don’t need to be runners!  They can be men or women who are positive role models for 3rd-8th graders and are passionate about empowering kids to be their special, unique selves!  Coaches facilitate a set curriculum with 1.5 hour-long lessons 1-2 times per week for 10 weeks after school.

Boys Run I toowú klatseen and Girls on the Run are empowerment programsfor 3rd-8th graders.  Kids participate in running games that teach life lessons about identifying values, working together, and giving back to the community.  The program ends with a fun 5k event to celebrate their work over the 10-week programs!

Girls on the Run coach training:  Saturday, August 26
Boys Run I toowú klatseen coach training: Saturday, September 16th

*The seasons start on September 18 and 19, and end with a celebratory 5K event on December 2nd.

Want to attend the training, or have questions?  Please contact Natalie at natalielw@awareak.org or at 586-4902.

Please click HERE for a copy of the flyer.

 

Applications for Lead On! for Peace & Equality are now open!

Juneau Lead On! is a program implemented by AWARE and the Juneau Violence Prevention Coalition in partnership with the Zach Gordon Youth Center, with the intention of empowering teens to be change-makers in their communities.  Lead On! begins in November with a three day youth summit in Anchorage, where teens from communities all across Alaska gather to build the skills they need to return to their home towns and implement social change projects.  The teens then apply for a small grant (of up to $2000) to implement their own project in Juneau that promotes peace, equality, and respect. Previous projects include creating a video on healthy sexuality, hosting the Teentopia community gathering, and recommending a policy on cyberbullying to the JSD School Board, which was then adopted the following year!  This past year, Juneau’s Lead On! participants chose to help plan and organize the second annual “Be The Change” conference; a one-day conference open to all Juneau high-school teens as an opportunity to learn about the root causes of many issues affecting their lives, and how they can positively impact on the community.

Lead On! is a year-long commitment for the students, with meeting times varying depending on the project.  Teens between the ages of 13-19 can apply.

Click HERE for the printable youth application, or it can be filled out online at tinyurl.com/LeadOn2017.  Full scholarships are available, so please do not let cost be a factor.

Please email completed applications to Morgan Stonecipher at morgans@awareak.org or Heidi Mitchell at heidi.mitchell@juneau.org, or drop them off at the Zach Gordon Youth Center.  You can also contact either Morgan or Heidi with questions.

 

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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Through HopeLine, Verizon educated and empowers.  

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.