By Becca Clark
Wrangell Sentinel 

Program uses running and exercise to teach children self-respect


March 27, 2024

Wrangell’s BRAVE has started its running and empowerment program, I Toowú Klatseen (ITK), for kids in third through fifth grades.

The program provides free running and exercise activities, lessons in self-respect, community building and healthy decision-making.

I Toowú Klatseen means “strengthen your spirit” in Tlingit, or being strong on the inside and the outside — philosophies the program seeks to share with Wrangell’s youth.

The program started Tuesday, March 26, and will run to May 9 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the community center.

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