Something for Everyone

When Don Reardon was offered a chance to be head coach for the Bethel High School NYO team, it was a dream come true. “I always imagined some day I’d get the chance to coach NYO, and it happened way sooner than I thought it would.” More

Going for the Goal

Yannita Ivanoff of Unalakleet first noticed a new enthusiasm in her son Makiyan when he was in seventh grade. He’d just gotten involved with NYO; although he played basketball, too, NYO practice seemed to have an effect on him no other sport could match. More

A Personal Best

As a girl living in Idaho, Madeline Ko—or Madi—had never heard of the NYO Games. A few years later, and with the help of WEIO champion Erica Meckel, Madi found herself competing in the finals. More

Retailer Helps Chanlyut Men Look as Good as They Feel

It’s no secret that wearing a suit boosts a person’s self-confidence. Men’s Wearhouse again collaborated with CITC’s Chanlyut program to bring no-cost, gently used professional attire to the men of Chanlyut, who are working hard to turn their lives around. More

The Courage of Change

Workshop addresses personal experiences of violence, self-worth through parenting and life skills mentoring On June 27, a father and his teenage son shared a joke over lunch in the CITC’s Rasmuson Conference Center. Parenting hasn’t always been easy for David, but his … More

Partnership Welds Individual Potential to Life-long Careers

Training opportunities from Ironworkers union creates apprenticeship-ready job candidates Perched atop a newly erected steel structure outside the Ironworkers Local 751 building in Anchorage, Taylor Clinton called down to the instructors of CITC’s new five-week ironworkers training program: “I love it … More

Never Alone Launches to Worldwide Audience

The much-anticipated video game, Never Alone (Kisima Inŋitchuŋa), is released after more than two years in development. Never Alone Curriculum Guide Never Alone Parent Guide Inspired by traditional Iñupiaq folklore, stories and characters handed down over generations through traditional storytelling, Never … More

Skills, Experience Combine for Meaningful Youth Opportunities

Work-ready internships give students chance to explore interests while fueling CITC’s mission During his sophomore year at West High, Alex Reyes spent a few months working on computers and learning programming through an internship he landed with Cook Inlet Tribal … More

Chanlyut: Repairing Bridges One Family at a Time

Kenny Oder knows the power of family—family standing by you to support your hard work, and family stepping back when you’re hurting yourself and others. “My family’s always been there for me,” he says. “They just wouldn’t have anything to … More

For This Barista, Work is All About the People

Putting his abilities to work by helping others, Lester Sanchez has learned to be his own biggest supporter For Lester Sanchez, a barista for the Coho Cup café in CITC’s Nat’uh Service Center, the coffee—though delicious and expertly made—is secondary. … More