Project Ki’L empowers Alaska Native students for success in school through the project’s strong emphasis on cultural responsiveness, social-emotional learning (SEL), and effective teaching strategies. Project services span from elementary through middle school and will build in an academic focus, while preserving and furthering Native cultural elements and effective student engagement. For teachers and school staff, the project provides professional development designed by experts in Native culture and languages, SEL, and gender-based teaching strategies, to meet the unique needs and learning styles of Native youth.  Funding for Project Ki'L is provided through the Alaska Native Education Program and is available at the following school locations:  Begich Middle School, College Gate, Lake Otis, Muldoon, Scenic Park, and Susitna Elmentary schools.


Project Ki'L is focused on six milestones:

  • Promoting strong academic identity and achievement while retaining strong cultural ties for all Native youth

  • Supporting all Native youth to be on track in the completion of algebra by 8th grade

  • Encouraging all Native students in attending school daily

  • Ensuring all Native youth have a positive cultural identity

  • Supporting educators with culturally responsive and gender specific strategies to improve Native youth academic outcomes

  • Ensuring all Native youth exhibit strong social-emotional skills.



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