K - 12 Outreach
Outreach to Alaska’s Youth: College is Possible
Education professionals in Alaska are at a critical juncture: Alaska’s youth graduate from high school and go to college at a lower rate than their peers in other states. Working to change this disturbing trend is the University of Alaska and its partners, the UA College Savings Plan and the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education. Our efforts ensure that every young Alaskan hears early and often the benefits of staying in school and earning a high school diploma, and the difference that higher education will make to their future. These programs instill in them the knowledge that higher education is within their reach, even if they are the first in their family or community to take that step. Our outreach programs communicate to the youth of Alaska that “college is possible” for them and that financial aid is available. It is our hope that these programs make a positive impact on their future.