... for all who contribute to SAGA programs

Thank you letter

Posted: Friday, January 23, 2004

The Southeast Alaska Guidance Association (SAGA) would like to acknowledge those who have contributed to our programs (Serve Alaska Youth Corps - SAYC, Young Alaskans Building Affordable Housing - YABAH, Eagle Valley Center - EVC, Rural Outreach Prevention Education - ROPE) this past year, and in doing so have contributed to "helping people make the connection between what they learn and how they live."

Thanks to: Juneau Ranger District; Glacier Bay National Park and Reserve; Admiralty Island National Monument; Alaska State Parks; Mendenhall River Watershed Partnership; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Yakutat Ranger District; Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park; City of Skagway; State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities; City of Petersburg; National Marine Fisheries Service; Alaska Soil and Water Conservation District; CBJ Parks and Recreation; CBJ Public Transportation; Juneau Youth Services; Juneau School District; Sitka School District; Southeast Alaska Area Council Office of the Boy Scouts of America; Nugget Outfitters; AWARE; Alaskan Division of Juvenile Justice; NCADD; Juneau Empire; Capital City Weekly; Southeast Alaska Avalanche Center; Boys and Girls Club of Juneau; Tlingit & Haida Regional Housing Authority; Alaska Job Center; Trail Mix; Alaska Marine Highway; United Way; Skaggs Foundation; SERRC; St. Vincent De Paul; Helping Hands; Zack Gordan Youth Center; SEARHC; Glacier Valley Rotary; Channel Bowl; Mendenhall Mall; Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center; Southeast Alaska Food Bank; Yun Ka Sha dance group; Miller Construction; Southeast Movers; Arete Construction; TW Hall; Kake Tribal Corporation; Les Schwab Tires-Shaub-Ellison; and Landscape Alaska; DREAMS; Helping Hands; University of Alaska Southeast; First Lady Nancy Murkowski; Sen. Kim Elton; Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch; Rep. Beth Kerttula; former Juneau Mayor Sally Smith.

Thanks also to Paul Emerson who donated clothing for corps members in need; the Wythe Dornan and Brian Douglas Memorial fund which provided funding for two local corps members; and the Southeast communities of Prince of Wales Island, Skagway, Wrangell, Yakutat, Petersburg, Juneau, Gustavus, and Haines for their generosity to our crews while our crews were living and working there.

I would also like to acknowledge the 2003 SAYC, YABAH and ROPE graduates and all participants in EVC's programs.

And to anyone we may have forgotten, including the countless teachers, counselors, youth professionals and families throughout Southeast Alaska, thank you - together we make an incredible team.

Jenni Lefing

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