We define ourselves,
We shape the future
Relationships should give love, respect, nurturing, and appreciation. Exposure to any kind of abuse for a long time can damage a person’s physical and emotional health.
We all want healthy relationships and communities.The first step is to understand the basics of healthy, respectful relationships.
Together, we can make strong and safe communities. In Alaska, young people are making a difference in their schools, online and within their communities.
Accross Alaska, teens are taking action to create positive community change.
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Due to COVID-19, OPT-In was still able to support their community and focus on building cultural identity and community connection by reaching out to elders.
After the 2019 LeadOn Conference, the Ketchikan team focused on educating their peers about the harm of substance misuse, with a particular focus on building social-emotional and coping skills.
The Juneau teens who attended the 2019 LeadOn Conference decided to focus their community project on building healthy relationships and culture through the Native Youth Olympics (NYO).
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For there is always light,
if only we’re brave enough to see it.
If only we’re brave enough to be it.
Amanda Gorman, first National Youth Poet Laureate
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