Soar Like A Bald Eagle…You Can Do It!
Youth/Young-Adult Empowered Achievers
YEA! Inc. holds weekly classes and snacks at the BP Energy Center for young adults and their families.
Recently released statistics on the suicide rate in Alaska are alarming. Alaska has the highest suicide rate in the country. The weapon of choice is guns, with a rate of 79 percent of the households owning a gun. Alaska also has been graded F+ on Laws Shielding Families from Gun Violence plus, under the Brady Campaign, see attached information. Males between the ages of 20-29 are at the highest risk for suicide, with the highest risk being among the Native Alaskans. Stressors that contribute to suicide are depression and alienation, drug and alcohol abuse, and a lack of connectedness to the “big picture” of community. Depression is understandable in Alaska. It can generally be related to long dark nights, isolation, cultural shock, discrimination, and a general lack of parental and community support systems. Please note, we can create programs with opportunities for activities to empower our young/adults are they will create their own, which we may not like. YEA! Inc. is seeking funding to continue to address issues faced by youth/young-adults in our community and provide positive direction and empowerment for success. The funding requested would be a one-time donation that would not require further financial comments in the future. Being able to increase our efforts with this funding would allow us to be able to be very effective with our empowerment message to youth/young-adults. Please help us continue our effort to empower our community. We are in need of additional tools to programs that address the concerns that at-risk Alaskan youth face in all of our communities. Please feel free to contact us at 907-240-6437 if you have questions or would like to help.
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Our organization helps young people with employment placement.