Latseen Leadership Academy (July 2014)
Sealaska Heritage Institute hosts an annual Latseen Leadership Academy. The training is designed to provide engaging culturally-based education and activities for youth in support of their future academic and personal success with a focus on rigor, relevance, and relationships. The goal of the program is to teach students the art of leadership through the development of self – knowledge, physical and spiritual strength. In a supportive learning environment, students will participate in cultural, artistic, athletic and academic activities.
In 2014, SHI will sponsor two academies in the following communities, and students will be placed at one of the camps according to their proximity to the camp locations:
The camps are for Sealaska shareholders or shareholder descendants. Full
scholarships are available for students invited to attend the academy to
cover the cost for tuition, meals, and lodging. (Read this great letter by former
Latseen participant Alyssa London, who applied to Stanford and wrote her
application essay on her experience at the academy). (Photos)