I affectionately like to call our SC AK AHEC, “the little AHEC that could” because of our super awesome health educators and staff that bravely take on challenges and chug along without breaking a sweat. Well, maybe a little sweat.

So, in that spirit, our small staff will be simultaneously running 3 academies at 3 separate locations next week, 3/11-3/22.
What we have going on:

  *   A Behavioral Health Careers Camp for High School Students in Anchorage, led by Karen Chin, assisted by Shania Deike-Sims and Teresa Novakovich.
  *   A Behavioral Health Camp for High School Students in Kodiak, Alaska, led by Emily Berman, assisted by Sydney Burns, our AHEC Scholar.
  *   A Pre-Employment Boot Camp for Cook Inlet Tribal Council’s HPOG Program, led by Alex Lawson, assisted byTeresa Novakovich.

Our Behavioral Health Camp is designed to spark interest among youth in pursing careers and degree programs in the vast world of Behavioral Health. It is a five full-day camp, complete with field trips, guest speakers, hands-on activities, and opportunities for teens to self-reflect. They even earn college credit and a certification in Mental Health First Aid. An awesome opportunity for our Alaskan youth!

We have been providing monthly Pre-Employment Boot Camps for Cook Inlet Tribal Council’s Health Profession Opportunity Grants program for about two years. Check out https://citci.org/employment-training/healthcare/https://citci.org/employment-training/healthcare/ to learn more about their phenomenal program, that helps Alaskans achieve self-sufficiency through vocational health care training.