Rural High School Students Take Wing

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

A unique program is getting started next month to help high school students in rural Alaska find success with post secondary education. Take Wing Alaska is an intensive three-year effort that will try to address the culture shock students often face at a big city campus. 30 high school juniors from the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta will begin the program with a 12-day camp at the University of Alaska Anchorage on July 7. They will have additional immersion experiences over the next two years and support during their first year of college.

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