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Q & A: Some people say that gender identity is a new concept, but I know there are records of people and societies who didn’t confine themselves to our modern binary. Can you give us a list of notable non-cis people throughout history? Perhaps with sources?

February 12, 2024

Such a cool question. Historical accounts of people who didn’t confine themselves to our modern binary aren’t always easy to find because the modern binary is…modern. The terms gender identity,…


February Roundtable: How to Set Boundaries

February 9, 2024

Boundaries are necessary. Boundaries keep us safe. Boundaries let others know how we want to be treated. Boundaries are expectations. Boundaries are not threats, requests, or demands.  Boundaries are about how we…


Birds, Bees, & Beyond: A Parent/Caregiver Quarterly Meetup

January 17, 2024

Birds, Bees, & Beyond is a free event on February 1st, 5:00-6:30pm at Kenai Peninsula College: Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer. Dinner will be provided. Because “The Talk” is never…


Introducing… REC Room Roundtables: A Discussion Group for Teens

November 7, 2023

Sometimes there just isn’t enough time to talk about what is relevant to teen life when we’re teaching in schools: conversations are cut off at the bell, there is a…


REC Room Peterson Bay Field Station Trip for Teens!

May 17, 2023

THE REC Room is excited to announce we will be hosting an Ecology, Storytelling, and Mindfulness Bay Trip! Seeking teens who have never been across the bay for a 3…


Alaska Afterschool Network Conference

November 23, 2022

The Youth Program Staff team just returned from Alaska Afterschool Network’s “Out of School Time” conference in ANC and came back feeling refreshed!   Check out all these amazing adults…


Ask our Peer Educators

Submit your anonymous questions and connect with staff and peer educators. From sexual wellness to mental health to building healthy relationships, we’re here for it and encourage questions! All submissions are anonymous and answers will be shared on our blog.