ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Cook Inlet Tribal Council has received an $8 million federal grant to provide programs for at-risk youth.
The grant, from the U.S. Department of Labor, will be used to serve young people in 40 Native villages throughout the state.
The tribal council will contract with four private-sector partners for an alternative boarding school; a demonstration project with Big Brothers Big Sisters to create an Alaska Native mentoring program; a statewide Native youth leadership conference and a program to provide transitional services for students going to college.
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