Education and Career Development

Inspiring Native youth to reach for their brightest future

We work with partners to provide Alaska Native youth opportunities and skills for healthy and full futures. This starts with helping youth build strong foundations at an early age, so that every single person graduates high school prepared to make a difference in their own lives and within their communities. We focus on four areas:

  1. Confidence, wellness, and healthy relationships
  2. Alaska Native cultural connection
  3. Educational attainment
  4. Career and skill development

OPPORTUNITIES

COLLABORATION

Tackling any problem facing youth in our communities requires compassion, consistency and collaboration.

  • We listen and sustain relationships with community members to better understand the facts.
  • We collaborate with our partners to pool resources and knowledge.
  • We are curious and creative, approaching the problem from different angles.
  • We take action and are not afraid to fail until we solve the problem.

We could not make an impact alone. Our strategic partners are ingrained in their communities, working tirelessly to provide young people a myriad of positive opportunities.

Visit our Community page to learn more about our partners.

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OUR TEAM

Damen Bell-Holter

Sealaska Director of Youth

and Community Development

Sarah Antioquia​

Alaska Native Youth Outreach,

Washington State

Joe Nelson

Sealaska Board Chair,

University & Cultural

Program Collaboration

Anthony Mallott

Sealaska President & CEO,

Strategic Partnerships

Jaeleen Kookesh

VP Policy & Legal Affairs,

Education Policy & Advocacy

Megan Roberts

Program Coordinator

Kayla Roberts

Program Coordinator

& Storyteller

Bob Girt

Sr. Environmental Compliance

and Liaison Specialist,

TRAYLS Program