September 2011

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education needs your help to inspire young Alaskans to pursue higher education by volunteering a few hours this fall with the “I Know I Can” program – a partnership activity with the University of Alaska College Savings Plan.

Volunteers will visit second grade classrooms, read the I Know I Can storybook with students and do a fun activity with the class, where students draw pictures of what they want to be when they grow up onto postcards which will be mailed back to them in 2 years. Total time commitment is 1-1.5 hrs with a brown bag training orientation available Fri. Oct. 28 at 12pm.

Volunteer Shifts Currently Available in Anchorage

Tues., Nov. 8 8:45am-10:00am Muldoon Elementary 2 volunteers
Tues., Nov. 8 10:30am-11:45am Muldoon Elementary 2 volunteers
Tues., Nov. 8 1:30pm-2:45pm Muldoon Elementary 2 volunteers
Wed., Nov. 9 10:30am-11:45am Muldoon Elementary 2 volunteers
Wed., Nov. 9 1:45pm-3:00pm Creekside Park Elementary 6 volunteers
Thurs., Nov. 10 9:45am-11:00am Mountain View Elementary 6 volunteers
Fri., Nov. 11 1:45pm-3:00pm Alaska Native Cultural Charter School 2 volunteers
Tues., Nov. 15 12:45pm-2:15pm Willow Crest Elementary 4 volunteers

“I Know I Can” is a partnership activity of the University of Alaska College Savings Plan and Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education. This program needs volunteers like you! Please contact Shelly Morgan at 269-7972 or shelly.morgan to volunteer.

College is possible – please help us continue delivering this important message to Alaska’s children.

Volunteer Shifts F2011 IKIC.pdf

Volunteer Details F2011 IKIC.pdf

Please see the attached agenda for next week’s Impact of ANCSA on Alaska events to be held on the UAF campus. Please contact the Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development at 474-6528 if you have any questions.

ANCSA Impact Agenda_2011.pdf

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· Don’t forget to “Like” the First Alaskans Institute Elders & Youth Conference Facebook page to stay up to date on all the happenings leading up to, during and after the Conference.

FAI Annual Elders & Youth Conference

The Theme for the 2011 Elders and Youth Conference is “Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present, Preparing for the Future” and will be held October 17th through 19th at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Nearly 1,500 Elders and youth participants from rural and urban Alaska gather each year at this engaging and unique conference, hosted by the First Alaskans Institute, and held during the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Convention week. The core purpose of the Conference is to develop leadership in our Native youth – leadership strengthened with the experience and wisdom of our Native Elders. For many participants (ages 12-18) the conference provides their first opportunity to attend a statewide gathering and to engage in serious dialogue on issues relevant to Alaska Native people. The conference also strives to: – Provide an opportunity for statewide networking, sharing, discussion, and community building. – Inspire pride in cultural identity and heritage. – Strengthen participants’ understanding of topics of interest relevant to the Alaska Native community so they become empowered to share their knowledge with others. – Prepare participants to take action after the conference by continuing the learning and sharing process in their communities. This page offers an opportunity to stay up to date on the latest news about the Conference and Elders and Youth Opportunities Expo – thank you for your support!

Effie Kokrine Charter School’s “Future Farmers of America” (FFA) and “Science, Technology, Engineering and Math” (STEM) programs are having a fundraiser dinner thisThursday, September 29, 2011 @ 5:30 p.m. at the Tribal Hall. The cost is $10/person and $15/couple and the funds raised support their programs and the student national competition and state competition student travel. This year, the national competition is in Indianapolis and it is coming up soon!

Megan Hosken | Intern

Doyon Foundation

615 Bidwell, Suite 101 | Fairbanks| Alaska | 99701

(P) 907.459.2162 | Toll Free: 1.888.478.4755, ext. 2162



“Every Shareholder’s Dream is Realized”

Announcing a BRAND NEW scholarship, the “Online Support A Student Scholarship for Single Parents.” This scholarship is the first of its kind and was created to financially help single parents who are enrolled in a college degree program with an online learning component. The great thing about this scholarship is that the scholarship money, which is $10,000, is for NON-TUITION related living expenses, such as rent, groceries, gas, etc….

This scholarship OPENS on October 1, 2011 and CLOSES on November 1, 2011. Only the first 100 applicants will be considered for the scholarship.

Being a NEW scholarship, there will not be as many applicants as might be found in more well-known scholarships. Also, there are two choices for submitting the application: Online or by mail.

ALL single parent college students should apply for this scholarship! Read the guidelines carefully, “online component” means “participating in an online degree program or a campus-based degree program with a significant online component to it (such as online lectures or quizzes).”

For all the details visit:

Doyon Foundation and the Doyon Foundation Alumni Association are sponsoring at student dinner!

Wednesday – October 5th, 2011

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Doyon, Limited Chief’s Court

Join us for moose soup, native food, door prizes and lots of fun.

Please RSVP to Megan Hosken

hoskenm or 459-2048.

If you need transportation to the dinner, you can also contact

Megan. Thank you and we hope to see you there!

The closing date for the Anchorage Construction Academy is this Friday. If you know of someone who could use some training in the construction trades please share this information! Thanks!

The Anchorage Construction Academy provides basic construction training for adults who are seeking skills that can lead to a good-paying jobs in the construction industry. Attached is the application packet which has a deadline for submission of 4:30pm on Friday, September 30, 2011. Please see the attached packet for more information.

Part of the required information is to complete a WorkKeys Assessment. Don’t wait until the last minute. Call the Muldoon Job Center at 269-6420 or 269-2076 or the Midtown Job Center at 269-0035 or 269-6514 to register for the WorkKeys tests. A copy of your WorkKeys test scores must be turned in with your application packet.

If you have questions regarding the Anchorage Construction Academy, please call (907) 569-4711 or toll free (866) 297-9566 and ask for the Anchorage Construction Academy.

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