Take Wing “Tengluni” is a partnership between the Alaska Humanities Forum and Calista Education and Culture, Inc. supporting high school seniors in the Kuspuk, Lower Kuskokwim, Lower Yukon, and Yupiit School Districts.

Grounding students in traditional and modern knowledge for postsecondary success.

Participating in a group called a cohort, students take part in a series of immersions that provide information and guidance on goal-setting and soft skills training, review of post-secondary opportunities and career planning, healthy choices, and Yuuyaraq lessons.


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Program Overview

Student immersion participants (high school seniors) will have the opportunity for:

  • Yuuyaraq lessons and post-secondary preparation lessons delivered virtually.
  • Individual monthly mentoring sessions with Mentorship Directors. Assistance via phone or Zoom includes working on and completing the FAFSA, and applying for colleges, trade schools and scholarships.
  • Resources and materials that assist students with preparing for and achieving their goals.
  • In-person participation will be dependent on the current status of the Covid-19 pandemic. If travel is not available, programming and meetings will continue virtually, still giving students a chance to meet school representatives.

Applications are being accepted for 50 new participants in cohorts 3 & 4. This opportunity is open to students currently in their senior year enrolled in LKSD, LYSD, Yupiit, and Kuspuk School Districts.

Take Wing “Tengluni” is open to students who are on track to graduate in May 2022 and have permission from their parent/legal guardian and teacher or principal to participate.

Students must have an overall high school 2.0 or higher grade point average.

Tengluni is funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Alaska Native Education grants program.

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