The start of the school year is a busy time for new students, new teachers, and — in the Bering Strait School District — new Youth Leaders.
In mid-September, students selected by their peers as supportive, positive role models gathered in Unalakleet for a weekend of team-building and brainstorming.
Listen above for more from the 2017 BSSD Youth Leaders Retreat.
The Youth Leaders brainstormed ideas for supporting friends going through a hard time. Photo: Zoe Grueskin/KNOM.
(From left) Frank Myomick, Alvin Washington, and Ryleigh Elachik, three Youth Leaders from St. Michael School, attended the retreat along with their sponsor, Pauline Richardson (second from right). Photo: Zoe Grueskin/KNOM.
Students at the 2017 BSSD Youth Leaders retreat in Unalakleet danced with the King Island Dance Group and the Nome-St. Lawrence Island Dance Group. Photo: Zoe Grueskin/KNOM.
Image at top: Students at the 2017 BSSD Youth Leaders retreat in Unalakleet gathered to tell stories. Photo: Zoe Grueskin/KNOM.