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Access Alaska Fairbanks Summer Work Program provides comprehensive employment and independent living skills training to local high school students (ages 15-19) who are actively enrolled in the FNSBSD and are eligible for special education services. The SWP provides hands on work experiences at local businesses, constituting two four-week programs. Dates: 6.6.22-8.5.22

Contact: Allison Tuel Pre-ETS/SWP Manager 907.717.7722

The Arc's Student Summer Work Program is a 4-week program each month (June & July) designed to create opportunities for students with an IEP, 504 plan or students that are potentially eligible for DVR services between the ages of 14 and 21 to gain valuable work-place experience and training towards developing a pathway to a career of their choice. The program session dates are June 1 thru June 22, 2022 and July 1 thru July 29, 2022. Application deadline is May 15th, 2022.

Contact: Ms. Cathy D. Lee – T 907.777.0313 F 907.272.2161

Arctic Access - May 25th to August 8th, 2022 -145 hours of hands on work/15 in education All PAID! AT-RISK YOUTH SEEKING SUMMER WORK - Ages 14 to 22

Contact: Miss Peters at Nome Beltz High School or Mrs. Gilroy: or 907-434-1682

The Cordova School District will be in its fifth year of providing young adults ages (14-21) the opportunity to work within our community, through the DVR Summer Work Program. This program is designed to help establish soft skills such as work ethics, teamwork, and many other valued workforce skills. The work dates will be 5/26/22 through 6/30/22.

Contact Neva Nolan - Phone: (907) 429-3439

Family Centered Services of Alaska (FCSA) -Fairbanks- Summer Skills Development Program (SSD). The SSD program is a jobs skills program designed to help youth 14-19 years old. Youth will be provided a variety of vocational exploration activities and on the job experiences by performing a variety of duties at various work sites in the community. Beginning June 1, 2022 through August 5, 2022 - Monday – Friday 9:30-3:30.

Contact Jamie Wheatley - 907.474.0890 x159 or

Family Centered Services of Alaska (FCSA)- Wasilla- The Summer Skill Development program is designed to introduce youth, 14-19, to the workforce, vocational and career exploration and develop individual and group skill growth in a job-based work environment at various community work sites. June 6th through July 15th -Monday – Friday 9:00 am -3:00 pm and is supervised by Wasilla Behavioral Health Associates.

Contact- Alexa Sepnafski - or Tammy Sellars - 907-357-7519

Independent Living Center- will host 10 students this summer between the Soldotna and Homer offices. 7 students for the Central office in Soldotna, and 3 for the Homer office. Students will be placed in jobs in their local community.

We will be conducting interviews all throughout April and May. The Summer Work Program will run for five weeks between June 1 and July 8.

Contact: or

Island Trails Network -Kodiak -will be providing a summer trail crew experience for any student that is interested in employment in the conservation or outdoor industries. This is a 1-month experience starting on June 20th - July 15th. Students should have a desire to be outside and active for entire workdays in all weather conditions.

Contact - or call (907) 205-5222 ext. 101

Kenai Peninsula SD Summer Work Program will provide students with a supportive work environment geared towards individual participant’s interests, career intentions, and availability on the central peninsula. Participants will receive on and off the job training in needed financial and work-related skills of an employed individual. Who can apply: A student with a disability aged 14-21 years old who has an IEP, 504 plan, or who may be a potentially eligible for DVR services.

5/26 – Work Program Orientation 6/24 – Last Day at Work Sites 6/28 – End of Program Celebration

Application Deadline is 5/2/2022. Contact: Olivia Orth: (907) 260 – 7040 or

LKSD Summer Work Program trains students to enter the workforce as valuable employees, equipped with the skills necessary to attain and maintain employment. Our goal is to increase our students' ability to pursue careers that pay well and are meaningful to them. This program has two components: 145 hours of direct work experience at one of 12 local businesses and 15 hours of career coaching and soft skills training.

Who can apply: Any LKSD student ages 14-21 with a disability, IEP, 504 plan, or any youth who could potentially qualify for services.

Contact: Ashley Crace, 907-543-4870, Zuly Pitre, or Delilah Hodge, 907-543-4808

Mat Su SD Summer Work Program – Students have the opportunity for paid work in local businesses. The program runs from June 6th – July 17th, Monday through Friday, 10 AM- 3 PM

Contact: Tina Powers – 907-671-9370,

Nine Star Education and Employment Services -The Summer Youth Program is designed for youth 14-21. The program will provide career pathway development, instruction on work place entrance and job retention and placement in a work experience. This paid work experience will run for up to six weeks with the possibility of successful youth being offered employment by the worksite. Interested applicants will need to possess valid photo identification and either a social security card or birth certificate to be eligible for work experience. The program runs from 5/25/22-7/31/22.

Contact: Roger or Eugene at the Nine Star office 907-743-6074 or email

SAIL Haines - The SAIL Haines Summer Work Program provides a paid opportunity for students to gain experience by working at various host sites through-out the community in a field of their interest. Students ages 14-21who have an IEP, 504 plan or students that are potentially eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation Services. Students must be enrolled in school. Program runs June 6th - July 15h 2022, 25 hours/week. Wage $10.34/hour.

Contact: Sierra Jimenez - 888-471-1332 or

SAIL Juneau – Youth Employment in the Parks - Teens work on trails and parks throughout Juneau for full days Monday through Thursday. Teens will also work a half day on Fridays and focus on building team skills and discovering future career and educational goals. Program Dates: June 6th-July 29th

Who Can Apply: A student with a disability aged 16-20 years old who has an IEP, 504 Plan, and/or is potentially eligible for DVR services and is currently enrolled in school.

Contact: Dan Parks - (888) 487-0968 or Applications Due: April 4th

SAIL Ketchikan -Our goal is to have a small work crew, about 6 students, working on projects in partnership with the Ketchikan Borough, and to place about 6 students in individual work placements around the Ketchikan community. Ketchikan program will run for 6-weeks, starting on June 13th, 2022, and ending on Friday, July 22nd, 2022. School aged youth, ages 14-21, experiencing some sort of disability, or on school lEPs or educational plans are encouraged to apply.

Contact: Rocky Eddy - 888-487-0984 or 907-220-6488 cell/text or

SAIL Sitka - A 6 week employment transition program for high school students ages 14-21. Students will learn work skills, life skills, teamwork skills, and make connections with many of Sitka's local employers! Students will be paid for their work and for attending weekly life skills and employment skills classes. June 13th - July 29, 2022

Apply online at: or connect with Caroline Fenton - 888.487.1028 or

UAA Summer Tapestry - The TAPESTRY Summer Academy is a concentrated employment preparation experience in a group environment for youth that are motivated to find a career path over the summer break from school. The academy focuses on key components of the successful University of Alaska Anchorage UAA TAPESTRY Workforce Credential.

Through on-line research, activities, and guest speakers, students work to discover their career interests, their workplace values and expectations. Students will have hands on experience, support and instruction in several key areas of work readiness that include professional communication, teamwork, problem solving, interpersonal skills, and disability disclosure. Finally, students participate in work based learning. Through internships with community host businesses, students will have the opportunity to experience the workplace, practice using skills, and further explore one or more different occupations. June 7th – July 29th

Contact: Ken Hamrick-