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Board of Directors

Andy Hope
Ronn Dick
Marion Berry
Cecelia Tavoliero
Carlton Smith
Phyllis Carlson
Sue Stevens
Lee Wallace
Mary Duncan
Joyce Shales
Ed Warren


Ted Wright, Interim President

Elder Advisors

Joe Hotch
Dennis Demmert
Nora Dauenhauer
Jim Walton
Marie Olson
Lydia George
Isabella Brady
Gil Truitt
Charles Natkong, Sr.
Arnold Booth


(907) 586-1625
(907) 790-4406
(907) 723-8536


In late June, representatives from a number of organizations met in Juneau and organized the Southeast Alaska Adult Education Consortium. The group adopted the following action plans.

  1. Develop a Southeast Alaska Adult Education Resource Directory. This directory should describe how Adult Education services are delivered and list community-based resources.
  2. Establish Alaska Native Knowledge Bookshelves in Adult Education centers throughout the region.
  3. Develop an Adult Education presentation for the SE Region Native Education Forum tentatively scheduled for Fall 2002.
  4. Incorporate Native Theatre into Adult Education programs. Ishmael Hope is working on development of Guwakaan Theatre.
  5. Schedule follow-up meetings of the SEAK Adult Education Consortium working group. The next working group will take place on July 8, 2002 at Haa Kaak Has Kahídí, from 10 a.m. to noon.
  6. Distribute a participant list.
  7. Encourage Native GED graduation ceremonies
  8. Develop a cooperative Adult Education marketing campaign to reach out to high school drop-outs/early leavers who have not enrolled in ABE/GED programs.
  9. Recruit Natives for AmeriCorps positions that will be starting in September.

The working group is open and inclusive. Anyone willing to contribute or participate is welcome. The SE AK Adult Education Contact list is just a start. If you know of anyone that would like to be added to the list, please contact Andy Hope at

The following is a rough draft version of the Southeast Alaska Adult Education Resource Directory.

State of Alaska
State Adult Basic Education Grants Program
Amy Iutzi-Mitchell
ABE/GED State Director
Phone: 907-465-8714
Fax: 907-465-8753

Office location:
Department of Labor
1111 West 8th Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801


State ABE Grant Funding Distribution:

  • 13 Regional ABE Programs
  • Multi-year competitive grants within each region
  • Grant amounts determined by funding formula based on regional cost-of-living adjustment and number of adults 18 and older who do not have a high school diploma.

State ABE Grand Funding:

  • Federal Government contributes
  • State Government contributes
  • Legislation states that these funds are to supplement, not supplant, and it is expected that all Alaskan communities will help fund this teaching effort. 

State ABE Regional Grantees: 

Population Served by ABE Grants:

  • Adults 16 years and older
  • 16 and 17 year olds must have a formal withdrawal letter from the school and written parent/guardian permission
  • Adults who do not have a high school diploma study with us
  • Adults who lack basic reading, writing, and math skills necessary for entering post-secondary education or for attaining a job study with us.
  • Adults who are English as a Second Language speakers study with us. 

Current information about the State ABE Grants Program: 


Southeast Regional Resource Center
South East Regional Adult Education Programs
September 2002
Contact: Carin Smolin: 

Adult Education Services include:

  • Adult Basic Education
  • GED preparation and testing
  • English as a Second Language and Citizenship Preparation
  • Computer literacy classes for beginners
  • Family Learning Centers in two sites in Juneau offering comprehensive adult education, early childhood education, family literacy activities for parents with young children
  • Employment Training including Office and Computer Skills training, and PC Repair Technician training
  • Case management and job search and retention assistance for WIA and Public Assistance eligible clients

Current locations of adult education services
Juneau Adult Education Center, downtown, St. Vincent DePaul, Cedar Park and Gruening Park Family Learning Centers, Juneau One-Stop

Ketchikan Adult Education Center - Plaza Port Mall, Ketchikan One-Stop

Prince of Wales Island:
Klawock Adult Education Center - Klawock Heenya Building

Sitka: University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka Campus, Learning Center-Adult Education Center

Volunteer GED examiners in all communities of southeast Alaska
Volunteer tutors needed for all other communities


The Southeast Alaska Guidance Association
Contact: Joe Parrish: 

SAGA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping youth help make the connection between what they learn and how they live. There are 3 main programs run under SAGA; those programs are the Serve Alaska Youth Corps, the Young Alaskans Building Affordable Housing program, and the Rural Outreach Prevention and Education program.

The SAYC program performs conservation projects with sponsors such as the National Park Service, the Forest Service, and the Department of Transportation throughout the state of Alaska. Approximately 20% of the work time is spent on educational activities and training. Both AmeriCorps members (ages 16-25) and summer youth (ages 14-21) are hired to work with the SAYC. Anyone hired with SAYC is provided with opportunities to complete their GED.

Participants in the YABAH program spend half their time studying for their GED at SERRC and half of their time building a low income house (in the year 2002 this program took place in Juneau). High school dropouts are hired for this program and generally receive an education award at the completion of a 900 hour AmeriCorps term.

The ROPE program places 5 AmeriCorps members in Sitka and 5 AmeriCorps members in Juneau. Members work with youth in various capacities with the goal of increasing opportunities for young people in order to promote healthy choices and community collaboration. Members work at various organizations in Juneau and Sitka, including the schools and SERRC.

Note: An AmeriCorps member hired under any program must agree to work on their GED (if needed) as part of their term of service.

Chatham School District 21st Century Community Learning Center

The Chatham School District 21st CCLC Grant is funded by the Department of Education. The grant serves all citizens within the Chatham School District. The 21st CCLC project has four learning centers one in each community. Each center has collaborates with local groups, organizations, and business to provide comprehensive programming for that community. The community learning centers provide academic enrichment activities and a broad array of other activities before and afterschool or during the summer for all ages. The vision of the Chatham School District 21st CCLC is to create lifelong learning opportunities while building a greater sense of community.

Program Outcomes

  • Academic Achievement - Increase student achievement in Reading, Math and Language Arts.
  • Healthy Lifestyles - Enhance the well being and self-esteem of children and adults in the each learning community.
  • Cultural Enrichment & Recreation - Students will be culturally knowledgeable and exposed to recreational opportunities.
  • Technology - Increase technology literacy of youth and adults in each community.


Program Services (each site has different programs)

  • Expanded academic enrichment opportunities
  • Adult Basic Education/GED test preparation
  • Youth development activities
  • Drug and violence prevention programs
  • Technology education programs
  • Cultural education
  • Art and music program
  • Recreation programs


All citizens residing in these communities are invited to participate.

Communities Served

Angoon, Alaska
Gustavus, Alaska
Klukwan, Alaska
Tenakee Springs, Alaska

Contact Person(s)

Chatham School District (907) 788-3302

Gustavus School (907) 697-2248

Klukwan School (907) 767-5551

Tenakee Springs School (907) 726-2204


Sitka Tribe of Alaska
Contact: Brian James

Higher Education Scholarship Program:


To financially assist qualified applicants who are enrolled in an Associate or Bachelor degree program at an accredited college or university. Qualified applicants include, enrolled members of the Sitka Tribe of Alaska or an enrolled member of a Federally recognized tribe. Funding through this program is strictly supplemental. The maximum funding period for this program is 5 years.

Adult Vocational Training Program:


To financially assist qualified unemployed or underemployed applicants in a vocational, apprenticeship or on-the-job training program. Qualified applicants include, enrolled members of the Sitka Tribe of Alaska or enrolled member of a Federally recognize tribe. Also, applicants must have been a resident to the Sitka area for at least 6 months at the time of applying. Funding through this program is strictly supplemental. The maximum funding period for this program is 24 months.

If anyone would like more information on these programs in regards to priorities, please contact Brian James at 747-3207 or via email. Also, both scholarship programs require students to have received their high school diploma or GED before they can apply.


Tlingit Haida Regional Housing Authority (THRHA)

As of Nov 2002, THRHA has partnered with the CCTHITA/SE AK Native Workforce Preparation Initiative to provide services in the Angoon Community.

THRHA also has partnered with SAGA in the Young Alaskan Building Affordable Homes (YABAH) and the Advanced Construction Education (ACE) programs which is available to at-risk, disadvantaged young adults between the ages of 18-24. YABAH is available to those individuals who have no construction experience and have not received their diploma or GED. ACE is available to those who have completed YABAH or who have some basic construction skills but are looking for a career opportunity.

A college class will be offered from mid- January to mid-March with possible placement in construction employment either in Juneau or in their community.

Residents and Tribal members benefit from two agencies providing various services at one location.

THRHA will include:

Adult Basic Education/GED,
Job Skills Development
Parenting & Life Skills
Computer & Internet Acc

Tlingit Haida Regional Housing Authority
PO Box 32237
Juneau, AK 99803-2237
(907) 780-6868 Phone
(907) 780-6895 Fax
Contact: Lala Vigil:
LaVonne Garvey


SE AK Native Workforce Preparation Initiative
Literacy/Adult Basic Ed. Specialist: Deena LaRue
9109 Mendenhall Road Suite #8
Juneau, AK 99801
(907) 463-7327 Phone
(907) 789-4062 Fax



As of January 2002 we opened an Adult Education Center here in Yakutat. We offer GED preparation and Basic Job Skills Development.

Yakutat Tlingit Tribe
P.O. Box 418
Yakutat, AK 99689
(907)-784-3238 Phone
(907)-784-3595 Fax

Adult Education Center
Yakutat, Alaska
Human Resources Director: Shelley Bremner
Education Director: Rhoda Jensen
GED Preparation/Tutoring
Basic Job Skills Development


Central Council Tlingit and Haida

SE AK Native Workforce Preparation Initiative
Project Specialist: Beverly Mierzejek
9109 Mendenhall Mall Road Suite #8
Juneau, Alaska 99801
Phone: (907) 463-7327
Fax: (907) 789-4062
Project Assistant: Teresa Grantham
Literacy/Adult Basic Ed. Specialist: Deena LaRue



The Southeast Alaska Native Workforce Preparation Initiative will provide enhanced employability to our clients of our service population most in need by addressing basic literacy/Adult Basic Education issues. The overall goal of this project is to deliver education and training at the most basic levels of workforce preparation. In other words, the program goal is not to teach specific trades, but rather to address those needs of the population in a way that will enable them to take advantage of job opportunities as they become available.

The three components offered are: A literacy/Adult Basic Education component, a Pre-vocational /Job skills component, and a targeted Job Preparation program aimed at assisting clients in an initial job search and in matching their qualifications with the anticipated work in their communities. Rather than requiring the clients to travel to an urban center, these services will be delivered through distance delivery via high speed internet. Our Literacy/Adult Basic Education Specialist will facilitate delivery of services and will collaborate with our partners in the field.

It is our hope to facilitate successful entry into the workplace of recipients of our tribal TANF Clients, General Assistance and Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation (TVR) benefits and those otherwise in need or at risk, especially those benefit recipients who are reaching the end of their eligibility.



Contact: Lorrie Wright:


The Even Start Program will add an emphasis on family literacy and adult education/job skills development to the Head Start program. The program will:

-serve all Head Start Programs in Southeast (Centers and Home Base):

Angoon (2); Hoonah; Klawock; Craig; Petersburg (2); Saxman; Sitka; Wrangell; Yakutat; and Juneau/Douglas (5).

-fund two part-time positions in two communities with greatest need for adult education and family literacy for families with preschoolers. Staff in these positions would serve to "fill the gap" for adult education in the targeted communities. They might provide tutoring, do family visits, be a liaison between families and service agencies, serve as a link between home and school, and provide parent training. They will encourage activities that support self-esteem, Native culture and traditions, and a rich literacy environment for Centers and homes.

-serve as RIF coordinator (Reading Is Fundamental Program)

-4 training's during school year

-3 book distributions to kids

-books given to each Center's lending library

-support family literacy:

-develop literacy kits for Head Start programs

-build parent/child interaction time (literacy related) within Head Start parent training

-implement Family Feathers and Parent's Journal curriculum

-encourage song, story, and print friendly environments in Centers and homes

-The grant recognizes Native Language activities as part of Family Literacy too!

We hope to have the two part-time community workers on by January, 2003. The Resource Directory information being gathered by the large group will be useful for targeting the communities with the greatest need, along with data from our Head Start Centers.


The Youth Opportunities Program Description

CCTHITA is one of several recipients of the Youth Opportunity Grant funded by the Department of Labor. Under the Youth Opportunity Program, CCTHITA serves three communities in the Southeast region (which were selected by Cook Inlet Tribal Council): Angoon, Metlakatla, and Saxman.

This five-year demonstration project funded by the Department of Labor will serve Alaska youth between the ages of 14 and 21 who reside in impoverished, largely subsistence-based villages throughout the state. The Youth Opportunity Program is a partnership-building network that helps communities access all of their resources to help all youth. It provides a chance for the tribal council, employers, individuals, and agencies to develop a support network necessary for our youth to succeed.

The vision of our regional Youth Opportunity Program is to assist all youth in acquiring the necessary skills and work experience to successfully transition into adulthood, careers, further education, and training. Due to the economic status and structure of the communities selected, the funds received under the YOG grant give our youth an opportunity to participate in and utilize opportunities that otherwise would not have been an option. 

Program Outcomes

High School Diploma
Basic Skills
Vocational Training

Occupational Skills
Higher Education
Work Readiness


All youth residing in these communities are eligible to be served regardless of their income. Youth must simply be between the ages of 14 and 21 at enrollment, reside in the area, be a legal resident, and males' ages 18 and older must be registered as required under the Selective Service Act.

Communities Served

Angoon, Alaska
Metlakatla, Alaska
Saxman, Alaska

Contact Person(s)

Eddie Brakes, Youth Opportunity Coordinator
Carlene Nore, Youth Employment Specialist

1-800-344-1432 or (907) 463-7340



Summary of Community Proposals

  1. Chilkoot Indian Association

    DATE 4/18/02


    The overall project goal is to provide positive alternative activities and information to support wellness in the community. Specifically, the long-term goal is a recreation center to provide a community meeting and activity place. In addition, goals include 1) determining community needs, strengths and resources, 2) prioritizing public wellness choices, 3) coordinating with other efforts in the community toward wellness, 4) evaluate progress and success and 5) share efforts with other communities. A project coordinator will be hired to manage these goals.

  2. Craig Community Association

    DATE 4/30/02


    This proposal gives a brief description of the community and its members, including tribal members, which will be targeted by the wellness grant. CCA has proposed two main objectives; joining the Island-wide Tribal Wellness Consortium with Hydaburg, Klawock and Kasaan in a collaborative effort and working as an individual community to identify needs and resources existing in the CCA community. The Wellness team will hire an island wide coordinator who will divide his/her time between the communities as well as coordinate joint efforts. Three major island-wide projects are proposed; Island-wide youth wellness conference, 10-day island-wide culture camp and co-sponsorship of a wellness conference with SEARHC. Additionally, based on the information gathered in CCA, specific community projects and activities will be planned for community members. 

  3. Hydaburg Cooperative Association

    DATE 5/01/02


    Hydaburg is one of four Tribes on Prince of Wales Island that are collaborating on the wellness project, and is part of the POW Wellness Team. Therefore there are two parts to this proposal, the island-wide activities and those specific to Hydaburg community. The POW wellness team is pooling resources to hire an island-wide coordinator to work in each of the communities as well coordinating at least four island-wide activities; 1) 10-day culture camp, 2) island wide youth conference, 3) support the island-wide All Native Wellness and Unity conference, and 4) POW Native Food and Arts Festival in Kasaan. In the Hydaburg community, the project intends to 1) assess the community to determine needs, 2) conduct monthly meetings with members from different entities in the community, as well as community members at-large to insure collaboration and 3) incorporate activities into the school and community programs at least 3 times/week. These activities will be culturally focused healthy alternatives to alcohol and substance use.

  4. Ketchikan Indian Community

    DATE 4/18/02


    The overall goal of this project is to provide community education and awareness of consequences of substance abuse, outreach and intervention to at-risk community members and ongoing support for sobriety efforts. There are five specific components to this proposal: 1) New Directions, 2) Women's Health Conference, 3) men's and women's talking circles, 4) sweat lodge ceremonies and 5) public service announcements. Many of these build on programs with historical success with KIC.

  5. Klawock Cooperative Association

    DATE 4/18/02


    KCA is integrating an individual plan with an Island-wide collaborative plan (with Kasaan, Craig and Hydaburg). This collaboration represents the first time the Tribal governments, as well as other local agencies, have come together to work successfully toward a common purpose. In addition, pooling of resources will allow more benefits to come to the communities of POW. The Island-wide plan includes 1) hiring a coordinator to work in each of the communities as well as across communities, 2) a ten-day culture camp, 3) youth wellness conference, 4) specific and Island- wide community needs and resource assessment to identify specific needed substance abuse education and alternative wellness activities. In addition, KCA will identify community needs and resources for developing evening and after-school activities for Klawock.

  6. Metlakatla Indian Community

    DATE 4/30/02


    MIC proposes to utilize a holistic approach to the issues in the community, including 1) a school-based prevention program targeting multiple issues for youth, 2) an elder sobriety celebration conference, 3) support of the youth opportunity grant (YOP), 4) support of the new youth intensive outpatient program and 5) use of traditional Native healing techniques. The intent is to use the knowledge of community elders, prevention educators, certified chemical dependency counselors, traditional Native healers and members of the religious community. Wellness is defined broadly in this proposal, and includes a reduction in the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs; education regarding STD's and sexual abuse; education and occupational training; traditional Native teachings and practice; and alcohol and drug treatment.


  7. Organized Village of Saxman

    DATE 5/01/02


    This project is divided into two phases. During the first phase, a Wellness Grant Coordinator will be hired to assess and identify wellness in the Saxman community, and to prioritize community goals to increase wellness. This coordinator will be responsible for data management, fiscal reporting, generating reports, supervising the Special Events Coordinator, and sharing information regarding the wellness grant in public forums. The second phase will include a community leadership retreat for goal-setting, with three follow-up meetings; contracting with special events coordinators to plan and implement 6 special events based on community and leadership goals; a special Youth Recognition event; and community public service announcements.

  8. Sitka Tribes of Alaska

    DATE 4/18/02


    This proposal intends to target the specific youth population in Sitka, aged 16-23, who are lacking resources such as mental health evaluation and treatment and substance abuse evaluation and treatment. Specifically, the proposal intends to pay for 10 assessments for each area, transportation to treatment if needed, provision of 7.5 hours/week of aftercare and case management, training and travel expenses for staff, re-certification of substance abuse counselor and cell phone expenses. The proposal intends to develop collaboration with existing agencies in the community.

  9. Skaqua Traditional Council

    DATE 4/18/02


    This proposal gives extensive background information for the context of the issues and the proposed plan. Two primary goals stated in the proposal are 1) education and prevention messages to the community, and 2) promote alternative activities that support healthy lifestyles and wellness. Implied goals include a) working with the community to "identify common causes of poor health" and b) work with neighboring Tribes to "pool efforts". Specific plans are to 1) purchase physical fitness equipment, 2) fund a community "July Celebration", 3) develop a cultural exchange program, 4) develop a series of advertisements for passing on traditional knowledge regarding substance abuse and wellness, and 5) sponsor a series of "Winter parties" that would rotate between Skagway, Klukwan, and Haines featuring traditional Tlingit activities.

  10. Hoonah Indian Association

    DATE 4/18/02


    This is a community-based proposal that intends to work collaboratively with the Outpatient Alcohol Treatment Program, the City of Hoonah Police Department and the City of Hoonah schools. There are three specific components to this proposal: 1) develop and implement talking circles (one for men, one for women, and one for youth) as part of after-care for outpatient treatment, 2) insure medical safety and facilitate treatment for incarcerated, inebriated Natives in Hoonah by implementing medical supervision and substance abuse counseling in the jail, and 3) develop and implement outreach in the schools with a poster contest focusing on negative consequences of substance abuse and alternative ways to have fun.

  11. Wrangell Cooperative Association

    DATE 5/02/02


    This proposal is based on the results of a recent community meeting held by WCA with members of local and state agencies serving Wrangell (e.g. Wrangell Public Schools, City of Wrangell, Wrangell Police Dept, etc). This group agreed that youth education was the most important overall goal and that 1) raising awareness of the negative consequences of substance abuse and 2) providing healthy alternative activities and goals were the most important specific objectives. Four specific activities are planned: 1) year-long radio substance abuse awareness campaign in collaboration with Wrangell's teen center and the drug and alcohol counseling center, 2) a youth drug and alcohol prevention interactive web site, 3) Wrangell Youth Spirit Camp in collaboration with Johnson O'Malley, and 4) support of the Wrangell Youth Court.


  1. Petersburg Indian Association

    DATE 5/22/02


    PIA states two primary goals for their wellness proposal - education of youth regarding long-term negative consequences of substance abuse and strengthening cultural knowledge for the building of a close community. A wellness coordinator will be hired to assist with the three primary activities: 1) development of a five-day culture camp with ongoing cultural activities throughout the year; 2) implementation of STARS (Start Taking Alcohol Risks Seriously) which is a family oriented education and prevention program for which the goal is the postponement of alcohol use at least until adulthood; and 3) training for and implementing Circle Peacemaking which is a successful program in Kake.


  1. Organized Village of Kasaan

    DATE 5/21/02 


    OVK is part of the Prince of Wales Wellness Team and will be sharing many of the same goals including; 1) the sharing of a wellness coordinator who will do community assessment, planning and implementation of wellness activities; 2) four island-wide activities listed in the proposal; and 3) ongoing meetings with the Wellness team, at least monthly. In addition, OVK intends to: a) develop and implement an alcohol abuse/sobriety education program, beginning with the development of a resource library staffed by a technical assistant hired on the grant; b) conduct monthly meetings with community members and other service providers in the community; c) incorporate and continue cultural activities in school and community programs; and d) conduct a pre and post wellness program assessment for evaluating community needs and program success.


  1. Tlingit and Haida Indians of the City and Borough of Juneau

    DATE 5/19/02


    This proposal is based on ideas generated by the THICBJ Wellness committee (planning meeting document attached). A wellness coordinator will be hired to assist in planning activities meant to reach a broad target group in the community. The stated initial goal of the wellness program is to create and support social events for opportunities for community members to come together and participate in healthy activities. Some activities proposed include: supporting law enforcement activities in the community; family wellness activities such as culture camps and computer labs; annual Day of Prayer; Sobriety celebrations; developing a media PR vehicle for outreach, healthy role modeling and education, etc. In addition, Juneau intends to partner with Douglas Indian Association to increase strength and scope of wellness program.



  1. Douglas Indian Association

    DATE 5/17/02


    This proposal states two main goals: 1) provide positive, healthy activities for families in the community that are alternatives to alcohol and drug related activities, and 2) use peer models and mentors to reach youth in the community to encourage positive, substance-free lifestyles, educate about and change youth perceptions of norms, and promote athletic and cultural activities. Three specific objectives are described: a) community readiness, education and awareness which includes community surveys and use of various media for education, b) healthy, alternative activities for community members that are culturally based and community-driven, and c) a youth wellness basketball camp for youth in 5th-12th grade from SE Alaska communities. DIA has collaborative relationships with other agencies in the community and will carry these over to wellness grant activities. In addition, DIA intends to hold periodic community functions to allow ongoing input from community members regarding the wellness program.


  1. Chilkat Indian Village 

    DATE 5/19/02


    This proposal includes a good narrative regarding the roots of problem behaviors in the community, as well as some current methods for changing them. This project intends to offer the community a series of intense culture camps through the year (seasonally). The overall goal of the project is to address the root causes of substance abuse and other self-destructive behaviors by teaching and encouraging the practice of traditional Native knowledge and activities. Five camps are planned: 1) traditional woodworking; 2-4) traditional subsistence - a) hooligan, b) salmon, c) fall/moose harvest; and 5) midwinter traditional fine arts. The primary target group is youth (8th grade +) and adults.



  1. Angoon Community Association

    DATE 6/08/02


    Angoon proposes two main goals: 1) to support the opening of the gym to the community to provide alternative activities, enhancing physical and mental fitness, and 2) a substance abuse education and prevention program, particularly emphasizing drunk driving awareness and prevention. Two coordinators will be hired to manage each of the programs and they will hold monthly meetings with the community. Also, some renovation and repair will be done to the building, which will house the coordinators' offices and the gym.



  1. Organized Village of Kake

    DATE 6/03/02


    OVK intends to use the wellness funds to collaborate with existing successful programs, and to initiate new ones to better meet the needs of the community. The target population is predominantly young adults, 17-30 years of age, although many activities are intended for the entire community. This proposal addresses the 4th AFN objective. A community assessment is currently being conducted, primarily with the target population. In addition to any outstanding needs identified by this assessment, OVK has 4 main activities planned: 1) supporting gym access for community members to use (multiple activities); 2) community internet access through purchase of and support for computers in the community library; 3) supporting the Hadjudavich Basketball Camp which has a history of success in the community; and 4) booths and activities at Dog Salmon Festival and Fourth of July. OVK hopes to hire one person to help with the gym, one to help with computers, and possibly a wellness coordinator as well.