May's Asset Builders of the
Month: Ketchikan's Boys and Girls Club
Michael Q. (staff members
Chris Corrao, Megan Mix, Tony Azure- director, Kelley Ryan, Meagn
Hanifin,) Eli M., Keagan H., John B., Maria B., Paul B., (front
row) Bronson M., Ian W., Chance H., Bailey R., Emily C., Mollie
R., Austin W., Kellie K., Pauline P., Mitchell R., and Kylee
Photograph courtesy PATCHWorks
Builders of the Month: Ketchikan's Boys and Girls Club
- PATCHWorks has presented their monthly "Asset Builder"
award to Ketchikan's Boys and Girls Club and the dedicated staff
that make this program/facility available to so many of Ketchikan's
youth. By providing healthy after-school-hours options for school-aged
children, the Boys and Girls Club is fulfilling a vital community
Tuesday - June 03, 2008
Asset Builder of the Month: Sue Medel - Sue Medel, one of
Ketchikan's great Public Health nurses, has been nominated and
selected as the PATCHWorks Asset Builder of the month. She was
presented with this recognition at a recent staff meeting at
Public Health and all in attendance agreed that the honor was
well deserved. - More...
Wednesday - April 23, 2008
Builder of the Month: Miguel Torres - "Sometimes special
people move to Ketchikan and immediately start to make a real
difference in the lives of our community's youth," said
Director of PATCHWorks Karen Eakes. - More...
Wednesday - March 19, 2008
Builder of the Month: Larry Mestas - The PATCHWorks' "Asset
Builder" for the month of January is a person that has gone
about his job as a custodian at Ketchikan High School for the
past six years in a quiet, competent and dedicated manner. He
enjoys what he does and it shows said Karen Eakes, Director of
PATCHWorks in Ketchikan. - More...
Wednesday - February 06, 2008
Builders of the Month: Naomi Michalsen - PATCHWorks has announced
the nomination and selection of Naomi Michalsen as the Asset
Builder of the month for December. Executive Director of PATCHWorks
Karen Eakes said Michalsen has a long history of youth advocacy
in every venue of her life and is being honored for this commitment.
Wednesday AM - December 12, 2007
Builders for the Month of October: McPhersons' & Company
- PATCHWorks has presented the October monthly "Asset Builder"
award to Roy and Tina McPherson, Kim Kleinschmidt, Sayers McAlpin
and all the other adult musician mentors who are providing support
and guidance to many of Ketchikan's young musicians. - More...
Thursday - October 04, 2007
Builder for the Month of August: First City Players - PATCHWorks
presented their monthly "Asset Builder" award to First
City Players at the recent children's musical, "Seussical,
Jr." Those folks who were able to attend last weekend enjoyed
a real treat and got a sense of why First City Players is being
honored as a powerful asset building organization said Karen
Eakes, Executive Director of PATCHWorks.- More...
Wednesday - August 15, 2007
Builder for the Month of July: Larry Eklund - Larry
Eklund has been selected by the PATCHWorks board members and
director as PATCHWorks' Asset Builder for the month of July in
recognition of his total dedication to the youth of Ketchikan
for the past eleven years. - More...
Saturday - July 21, 2007
Builder of the Month of June: Bob Norton - PATCHWorks has
announced Bob Norton as their "Asset Builder" for June.
Norton was nominated and selected over six months ago for this
recognition, but due to the many other honors he has been receiving
from the community, PATCHWorks decided to wait until June to
present this award. - More...
Monday - July 02, 2007
Builder of the Month: May 2007 Bobbie McCreary - PATCHWorks
has announced the selection of Bobbie McCreary as the "Asset
Builder of the Month" for May. She is being recognized for
her "can do" attitude, boundless energy, and astounding
commitment to the youth of Ketchikan. - More...
Wednesday - May 16, 2007
Builder for March 2007 Ketchikan Children's Library & Librarians
- PATCHWorks announced the selection of the Ketchikan Children's
Library and its librarians as the "Asset Builders of the
Month" for March. The presentation was made at the March"Family
Night" event held at the Children's Library. PATCHWorks
Director Karen Eakes said, "This recognition is well deserved
for an organization that is successful in providing programs
that reach out to the entire community and particularly serve
the needs of our children." Eakes said as the nominator
stated, "the Children's Library is committed to serving
all of the children in our community - and they do it with a
tremendous amount of warmth and friendliness". - More...
Thursday - April 12, 2007
Builder of the Month: February 2007 - Some wonderful "Asset
Builders" in Ketchikan work discreetly and prefer to remain
anonymous and out of the limelight. Such is the case with PATCHWorks'
selected "Asset Builder" for February. - More...
Friday - March 09, 2007
Builder of the Month: Monthly Grind - PATCHWorks has
selected the Monthly Grind as the Asset Builder of the Month
for January, 2007. PATCHWorks Director Karen Eakes said, "As
a community organization, the Monthly Grind has become a valued
source of entertainment for Ketchikan's families and provides
opportunities to build developmental assets in Ketchikan's youth
by including them in its monthly shows at the Saxman Tribal House.
Whether they are participating as performers, hosts, volunteers,
poster designers, or audience members, youth are made to feel
welcome at the Grind." - More...
Monday - January 29, 2007
Builder of the Month: Judge Trevor Stephens - Here comes
the Judge! Judge Trevor Stephens is being recognized as the PATCHWorks
"Asset Builder" of the month. We are very pleased and
grateful for all of his efforts to make Ketchikan a better place
for kids. - More...
Tuesday AM - November 21, 2006
Builder October 2006: KIC's Culture Camp - For the month
of October, PATCHWorks recognizes Ketchikan Indian Community's
Culture Camp as the "Asset Builder" of the month. Over
the years Culture Camp has become an important means for young
people to experience the outdoors and build the assets of positive
identity, constructive use of time, commitment to learning and
important social and cultural competencies.- More...
Friday - November 03, 2006
Asset Builder September 2006: Doug Edwards - Doug Edwards,
the Culinary Arts teacher at Ketchikan High School, has been
nominated and has been selected as a powerful "Asset Builder"
by PATCHWORKS for the month of September. - More...
Wednesday - September 27, 2006
PATCHWorks is a local non-profit
organization in Ketchikan that promotes the developmental assets
in our youth population. These 40 assets represent different
relationships, experiences and opportunities that have been identified
through a great deal of research as a coherent framework for
promoting and supporting positive youth development.
In PATCHWorks' efforts to build
community awareness about the assets and promote the idea that
everyone can help build them, PATCHWorks likes to recognize individuals
or organizations in our community that are building assets in
our youth. PATCHWorks plans to honor a different "Asset
Builder" each month.
PATCHWorks is seeking additional
"Asset Builder" nominations from the public. If you
know of someone whom you feel should be nominated for this honor,
please call 225-4350 and ask for Karen Eakes. PATCHWorks plans
to select from nominees on a monthly basis and continue to recognize
the positive efforts that are benefiting our youth and our community.