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Why do we play Dungeons & Dragons?

January 24, 2023

WHY DO YOU PLAY D&D? – An interview with REC Roomers Ilsa: “Cause why not? Cause I don’t have to be a human.” Bannin: “It’s fun. A good escape from…


Who’s welcome at the REC Room?

December 30, 2022

Hey there! You may have clicked on this blog post because you’ve found yourself asking this question and the answer is quite simple.   We are open to ALL teens (ages…


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…


Share your thoughts about our community and win big!

November 21, 2022

Friends! Take a survey for an opportunity to gift cards and to share your input about our community. Share your thoughts on the health of our community! MAPP of the…


Q & A: Why should we talk about sexual orientation in schools?

November 4, 2022

Totally something that a lot of people have feelings about. There’s lots of reasons why this is – historically people of orientations other than straight have been marginalized, bullied, hurt,…


Lights On Afterschool Success!!

October 24, 2022

A big thank you to all the teens who submitted artwork and helped organize our third Lights On art walk! We gathered yesterday to learn about the importance of Afterschool…


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.