Raven's Way program thanks
Sitka merchants for their support
By Rebecca Howe
August 30, 2010
Over the course of the year,
the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) Yéil
Jeeyáx Raven's Way adolescent residential substance abuse
treatment center receives support from several organizations
in Sitka. Raven's Way would like to thank five Sitka businesses
for their support.
Absolute Fresh Seafoods and the Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture
Association (NSRAA) each provided the program with 200-300 pounds
of fish, mostly salmon, which we served to our students here
in Sitka and when they were at our camp on Biorka Island. This
is good healthy traditional food and we appreciate having it
available for our program.
Sitka Sound Seafood provided us with sweatshirts, which we used
in our Biorka Store. During their stay at Raven's Way, our students
participate in the Biorka Buck program, which provides Biorka
Bucks for good behavior and at the end of their stay they can
use the Biorka Bucks to buy items from the Biorka Store.
McDonald's and Subway provided us with gift cards for desserts
and small sub sandwiches. We use the gift cards as prizes in
another behavior improvement program that promotes clean language.
It is because of the support we receive from these five businesses
and others in Sitka and Southeast Alaska that Raven's Way has
become one of the most successful youth substance treatment programs
in the country. We have served more than 1,000 students from
more than 140 Alaska communities over the past 21 years, providing
these students with a way to get a fresh start on their lives
and become leaders in their communities.
Thank you for your support. We couldn't do it without you. Gunalchéesh.
Director, Yéil Jeeyáx Raven's Way Program
Received August 26, 2010 -
Published August 30, 2010
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