This is second part of KNOM’s two-part series on the Community Engagement Initiative. The three-year Nome Public School project aims to increase student success by strengthening adult support of youth. About twenty Nome residents gathered in Nome Elementary School Commons last Thursday, February 7, to learn about the Community Engagement Initiative. Parents, teachers and school [...]
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Nome Public Schools are aiming to increase student success by strengthening adult support for youth. Their Community Engagement Initiative, an ambitious three-year project coordinated by the Alaska Association of School Boards, is the focus of a special two-part series airing this week on KNOM. “Community Engagement, Part One: The Initiative and the Issues” airs Tuesday, February [...]
This Thursday on Sounding Board (November 1, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about organ donation. Are you an organ donor? In many cases, we’re asked that question only while in line at the DMV, but for some people, that question is a matter of life and death. Donated organs can save lives, but Western Alaska [...]
In Thursday’s news: Alaska Native communities getting funding from USDA to improve water quality; First Alaskans Institute hosted Elders & Youth Conference in Anchorage; Alaska woman wins 2012 Community Health Leaders Award.
This Thursday on Sounding Board (October 11, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about youth and tobacco. We often see young people smoking or using tobacco in our communities – and maybe even in our own homes. Let’s start a conversation on how to stop youth tobacco use in the places we live. At what age [...]
This Thursday on Sounding Board (September 20, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about early childhood education. While children five years old and younger are not required to go to a formal school system, what happens in those years can matter for a lifetime. Researchers say from birth to five years old is the most important time [...]
In Tuesday’s news: Alaska voters decide today on coastal management initiative, primary for House District 39; The Arctic Imperative Summit closes with discussion on Bering Sea and Arctic shipping; Nome City Council hears suggestions for $200,000 mid-year Community Benefit Share from NSEDC; Norwegian oil company Statoil inches closer to drilling in the Chukchi Sea, possibly [...]
For the past two years, Greg Mitchell has been fighting a one-man crusade against Nome’s litter. He’s walked Nome’s streets and scoured its beaches picking up cigarette butts, plastic bottles, pop cans, and more.
Recently, though, Mitchell’s been getting help. Calling it a “community beautification project,” he’s been accepting volunteers between the ages of 8 and 12 to help him in his fight against garbage. Parents sign a waiver granting their kids permission to pick up trash, while Mitchell provides safety gear, a trash bucket, and more. The first hour is free—Mitchell calls it the civic “honor hour”—but after that, Mitchell pays the kids in cash or in donated items like movie tickets. He says it gives kids something to do during the summer, helps keep the community clean, and even deters would-be litter bugs.
In this episode of Caught Doing Something Good we hear from Ida Kava, a seventeen-year-old living in Savoonga. This standout student was nominated by one of her teachers for a Spirit of Youth Award. Ida’s achievements go well beyond the classroom. A youth leader in her community, Ida strives on a daily basis to bridge the gap between [...]
In the premiere episode of Caught Doing Something Good, we hear from Mamie Iyatunguk, a 10th grader from Shishmaref. A born leader in her village, Mamie strives to improve her school and her community by helping out with special events at her school. As a designated youth leader, Mamie endeavors to represent what a good student [...]
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