Take Wing “Tengluni” is a partnership between the Alaska Humanities Forum and Calista Education and Culture Inc that provides seniors in high school an opportunity to participate in a group called a Cohort who completes a series of Immersions. The Immersions include information and assistance for students on goal setting and additional soft skills training, review of post secondary opportunities and career planning, healthy choices, and Yuuyaraq lessons. The Take Wing “Tengluni” team also conducts day long seminars for high school students.

Student Immersion participants (high school seniors) in Cohorts 1 & 2 will have the opportunity for:

  • Yuuyaraq lessons and post-secondary preparation lessons delivered virtually.

  • Individual monthly mentoring sessions with Mentorship Director Ashley Johnson. Assistance via phone or Zoom would include 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.

  • Travel opportunities in Spring 2021. Small groups of students will be scheduled to visit trade schools and colleges.

    • ​If travel is not available in Spring 2021, programming and meetings will continue virtually through Zoom, still giving students a chance to meet school representatives.

Recruitment for 50 new student immersion participants in Cohorts 3 & 4 begins February 1, 2021 and will be open to students currently in their junior year enrolled in the Kuspuk, Lower Kuskokwim, Lower Yukon and Yupiit School Districts.

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