In Tlingit, the Boys Run program is called I toowú klatseen, or “strengthen your spirit.” This is a 10-week after school program of running, discussion, and cultural activities that honor Southeast Alaska’s languages and traditional values. 3rd-5th grade boys will gain the strength they need to build healthy relationships and create a community of respect for themselves and others.
This curriculum was developed in partnership between AWARE and Sitkans Against Family Violence. AWARE is now partnering with Central Council Tlingit & Haida to implement this program in Juneau. For more information or to become a coach visit www.boysrun.org or contact Natalie Watson at 586-4902 or firstname.lastname@example.org.