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SHI to sponsor Latseen Leadership Academy

Posted: March 4, 2012 - 12:02am

Applications are now available for Sealaska Heritage Institute’s eighth annual Latseen Leadership Academy.

The training is designed to provide engaging culturally-based education and activities for junior high school students in support of their future academic and personal success with a focus on rigor, relevance, and relationships. The goal of the program is to teach students the art of leadership through the development of self-knowledge, physical and spiritual strength. In a supportive learning environment, students will participate in cultural, artistic, athletic and academic activities.

This year’s academy will be held July 14-21 in Juneau. Travel scholarships are available. Application deadline is June 1. Applications may be downloaded at sealaskaheritage.org.

Sealaska Heritage Institute is a private, nonprofit founded in 1980 to promote cultural diversity and cross-cultural understanding. The institute is governed by a Board of Trustees and guided by a Council of Traditional Scholars. Its mission is to perpetuate and enhance Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian cultures of Southeast Alaska.

For more information, contact Sarah Dybdahl, Program Manager at 586-9234

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