Across the world, Indigenous communities revere Elders as culture bearers, wise counselors, and leaders. Honoring and caring for Elders is an Alaska Native and American Indian value.

Staying active does not have to be arduous or mundane, especially in the land of the midnight sun. Here are some ideas to get the whole family active outdoors this summer while having fun.

Summer sunshine and warmer weather are not the only motivators to get moving at Southcentral Foundation’s Elder Program. Elder customer-owners once again have great activities to choose from this summer!

If tempted to skip vacation in lieu of being too busy, don’t! Several studies by health care institutions such as Harvard Medical School reveal health benefits of vacation. Among the many benefits are improved physical and mental health, decreased burnout, and boosted happiness.

Southcentral Foundation Raise Program graduate intern, Jasmine Ross, shares her experience as a college student and intern. Ross, whose Tribal affiliation is with Cook Inlet Region, Inc. and the Native Village of Eklutna, is a freshman in the pre-nursing program at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Everyone’s healthy journey is unique. For some, setting health goals is easy, others may find it daunting. Once you set goals for yourself, where do you start and where can you find support? Southcentral Foundation’s Lose to Win Program and the team of health professionals is here to help guide you through the process.

I am a combat veteran and Tlingit from Southeast Alaska. In 2006, I deployed for 15 months in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. I was a part of a group of soldiers who came to a hardened place, yet we became a unit, a family – comrades.

What is STEAM? STEAM or STEM, is Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math — the terms are used interchangeably, depending on the specific program. Learn how Benteh STEAM Academy is sparking interest in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics for students grades K-12.

The Peak of the Week hiking challenge is an excellent way to discover new paths and meet new hikers while enjoying the physical, emotional, and social benefits of climbing. This challenge will feature a new weekly trail from July to August, inviting you to experience some of the best areas in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.

Southcentral Foundation’s New Generations Project focuses on the importance of infant and early childhood mental health and connecting new generations from pre-pregnancy through age 5. Setting the foundation for physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness as early as infancy can set your child up for future success.