Sealaska Heritage sponsors Baby Raven Reads, an award-winning program that promotes early-literacy, language development and school readiness for Alaska Native families with children up to age 5.
The pilot program in Juneau ended in 2017, and SHI received funding to offer the program for another three years and to expand it to nine other communities in Southeast Alaska. Parents and guardians receive free books through the program. New books published through the program are now available through the Sealaska Heritage Store on Seward and Front Streets in Juneau at the Walter Soboleff Building and online: http://bit.ly/2zAc6cW
In 2017, the Library of Congress selected Sealaska Heritage Institute’s Baby Raven Reads literacy program for its 2017 Best Practice Honoree award, making it one of only 15 programs in the world to receive the honor that year. For more information on Baby Raven, contact SHI’s education department at 586-9219. More: http://bit.ly/2zCrJjQ