Koahnic Broadcast Corporation conducted a weeklong intensive youth training, the KNBA American Graduate program, from June 3 through June 7. KNBA is one of few radio stations to receive a national grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to prevent high school students from dropping out of school through public media. The KNBA American Graduate teens produced stories featuring elders and public service announcements that will air on KNBA 90.3 June 17 through June 30.
Koahnic’s President and CEO Jaclyn Sallee said, “The KNBA American Graduate program is a pilot program that increases our engagement with Native youth, and helps us to create future youth activities and mentoring opportunities at KNBA.”
The program is made possible with funding from The CIRI Foundation, the Charlotte Martin Foundation, CPB, UIC, Bristol Bay Native Corporation, and BP of Alaska. Collaborative partners in designing the program include the Alaska Teen Media Institute and Cook Inlet Tribal Council.
To learn more about Koahnic’s programs, visit www.knba.org.