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Alaska Crossings preparing for another year of helping youth


Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

Virginia Oliver (right) greets Jerrie Dee Harvey (left) and all of the guides for Alaska Crossings, as part of a welcoming ceremony that took place on Shakes Island on Sunday.

Alaska Crossings, the behavioral health program, is gearing up for another season of helping kids in need. The program is geared towards teenagers who have struggles in their home life, or at school or in their wider communities. These kids go out on outdoor expeditions with Crossings guides, all over the Tongass National Forest, where they can learn important life skills like teamwork, self confidence, and stress management, among others.

"Alaska Crossings believes in helping youth make better, more disciplined, daily behavioral choices,'' the Alaska Crossings website reads. "Our programs...

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