News & Events


Creativity, Assessment, and Learning in Small School Classrooms

Project GRAD’s professional development “Creativity, Assessment, and Learning in Small School Classrooms” was a hit! Timely training to really fill our sails heading into the new school year. Click below for more information. http://communications.blogs.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/2017/08/09/creativity-assessment-learning-small-school-classrooms/


Cultural Exchange Institute ’17

Come see how Project GRAD and Kenai Peninsula Native Youth Leaders are linking education and culture! Join us to get a peek into all of the exciting projects, institutes, and leadership activities Project GRAD Kenai Peninsula organizes. See you then!


Project GRAD Announces Summer Small Schools Conference


Nanwalek Youth Empowerment Blast!

Come join us and find out how to strengthen webs of support!


Project GRAD Informational Video

How do we explain what we do here at Project GRAD? This is a start! We love these kids and will work tirelessly to encourage them to grow, live, love, and connect so that they can become the confident, independent, … Continue reading


Save the date! Summer Institute 2017

The 2017 Summer College Institute is scheduled for May 30 – June 9 at Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College.  We are looking forward to a fun filled two weeks of academic enrichment, leadership, arts and postsecondary access.  This is … Continue reading


PGKP Technical Career Institute Feb. 3rd – 6th, 2016

Project GRAD Kenai Peninsula’s Career Institute, targeted to High School students, will explore various technical career interests through career exploration activities. Students will also continue their leadership skills with fun hands-on evening activities. Please click here to download the application.  Applications are due … Continue reading


2015 Summer College Institute – Apply Now!

The 2015 Summer College Institute is scheduled for June 1-12 at Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College.  We are looking forward to a fun filled two weeks of academic enrichment, leadership, arts and postsecondary access.  This is available to … Continue reading


Spring 2015 Phlight Club – April 30 – May 3, 2015

Click on the following links to learn more about the Spring 2015 Phlight Club Academy and apply to attend the upcoming April/May experience in Ninilchik. Phlight Club Brochure Spring 2015 Phlight Club Academy Application Please email the completed application to bpierce@kpbsd.org, fax … Continue reading


Project GRAD Kenai Peninsula Takes Phlight

Project GRAD Kenai Peninsula (PGKP) recently conducted a high energy, multi-day youth leadership retreat in Nanwalek Village.  Forty-seven Kenai Peninsula students participated in Derek Peterson’s Phlight Club – a three-and-a-half day retreat promoting youth leadership and empowerment. Students engaged in highly physical … Continue reading


2015 Career Institute Travel Packet

Please find your 2015 Career Institute Travel Packet by clicking the following link: Career Insititue 2015 final packet


PGKP Career Institute Feb. 4th – 7th, 2015

Project GRAD Kenai Peninsula’s Career Institute, targeted to 7-12th grade school students, will explore various career interests through career exploration activities. Students will also continue their leadership skills with fun hands-on evening activities. Please click here to download the application.  Applications are … Continue reading


Pick.Click.Give. to Project GRAD Kenai Peninsula by March 31st

Pick.Click.Give. Many Alaskan’s are busy these upcoming months filing for the 2015 Permanent Fund Dividend. This year you have the opportunity to support Project GRAD Kenai Peninsula by contributing part or all of your PFD through the Pick.Click.Give. program.   … Continue reading


Fall 2014 Phlight Club – Nov. 13-16, 2014

Click on the following links to learn more about the Fall 2014 Phlight Club and apply to attend the upcoming November experience in Nanwalek. Phlight Club Brochure Fall 2014 Phlight Club Application Please email the completed application to bpierce@kpbsd.org, fax … Continue reading


PGKP Leadership Institute – Oct. 16-19 or 21 (Taste of College portion)

Project GRAD Kenai Peninsula’s Leadership Institute & Taste of College, targeted to high school students, will explore various leadership skills and styles found in both youth and adults.  Students will get a hands-on approach to learning and exploring these skills … Continue reading


2014 Summer College Institute Success!

“Just. Plain. Fun. Recommend it to everyone.” was the response given from a high school student participating in Project GRAD Kenai Peninsula’s (PGKP) annual Summer College Institute.  The Summer College Institute was held in Homer at the Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai … Continue reading


Exploration/Bridging Institute Schedule

Exploration students, please click on the following link for your travel schedule to the Exploration Institute.  It is going to be an exciting 4 days!  Woohoo! Exploration Schedule


Bridging Exploration Institute Sunday evening August 3 – Wednesday August 6. Register Now!

Click to register: MS Bridging Exploration Registration 2014 Packet What:  This special three-day event is specifically designed to meet the needs of fall 2014 9th graders transitioning to high school and for 8th graders to gain skills through various exploration activities.  Many … Continue reading


KBBI Radio Pieces from Summer College Institute 2014

Check out some of the student work from the Radio Journalism class at our Summer College Institute, click HERE to listen.  


2014 Summer College Institute Closing Ceremony

Join us to celebrate the hard work of the Summer College Institute students.  Friday, June 13 from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM at Kachemak Bay Campus – Pioneer Hall in Homer.  Light refreshments will be served.  Click on the link … Continue reading


PGKP 2013-14 Leadership Video

Check out the link below to our 2013/14 video that students helped create. PGKP Leadership Video      


2014 Summer College Institute Information

Please find your information regarding Summer College Institute below: Nanwalek & Port Graham Final Packets Ninilchik Final Packets Overnighter Letter (Nanwalek, Ninilchik, Port Graham, Tyonek & Seldovia Students) Nikolaevsk Final Packets Razdolna & Voznesenka Final Packets Tyonek Final Packet As … Continue reading


2014 Summer College Institute – Apply Now!

The 2014 Summer College Institute is scheduled for June 2-13 at Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College.  We are looking forward to a fun filled two weeks of academic enrichment, leadership and arts.  This is available to 9th-12th grade … Continue reading


Spring 2014 Phlight Club – March 6th-9th

Click on the following links to learn more about the Spring Phlight Club and apply to attend the upcoming March experience in Homer.  On Saturday night there will be a Phlight Club Formal Dance so make sure to bring your … Continue reading


PGKP Career Institute Feb. 6 – 9th, 2014

Project GRAD Kenai Peninsula’s Career Institute, targeted to 7-10th grade school students, will explore various career interests through job shadowing and other career exploration activities. Students will also continue their leadership skills with fun hands-on evening activities. Please click here to … Continue reading


Project GRAD Kenai Peninsula Hosts Two Fall Leadership Programs

Fall 2013 has been a busy time for Project GRAD Kenai Peninsula (PGKP) and its partner schools, staff, students, and communities. The PGKP Campus Family Support Team has been particularly active, planning two highly educational and engaging leadership opportunities for … Continue reading


Project GRAD Kenai Peninsula awards $400,000 in Scholarships

As of Spring 2013 Project GRAD Kenai Peninsula (PGKP) has awarded $400,000 in scholarships to qualifying students at the seven GRAD partner schools.  Of this $400,000 PGKP has distributed $116,500 as of September 2013.  PGKP Scholars have graduated from, attended or are … Continue reading


Summer College Institute 2013

Earlier this summer, Project GRAD Kenai Peninsula (PGKP) completed its 10th annual Summer College Institute. The program took place on the Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College, a community campus system within the University of Alaska Anchorage. Thirty-seven scholars from seven … Continue reading


Leadership Institute – Oct. 17-20

Project GRAD Kenai Peninsula’s Leadership Institute, targeted to middle school students, will explore various leadership skills and styles found in both youth and adults.  Students will get a hands-on approach to learning and exploring these skills first-hand.  Please click here … Continue reading


Phlight Club – October 24-27

Click on the following links to learn more about Phlight Club and apply to attend the upcoming October experience. Phlight Club Brochure Phlight Club Application Please email the completed application to bpierce@kpbsd.org, fax 907-235-5536 or mail: Project GRAD Kenai Peninsula … Continue reading


Bridging Exploration Institute Monday August 5 – Wednesday August 7. Register Now!

Attention Fall 2013 Ninth graders – Bridging Exploration Institute What:  This special three-day event is specifically designed to meet the needs of Fall 2013 ninth graders transitioning to high school.  Many fun activities will be included both indoors and outdoors … Continue reading


DJ Eagle Bear Vanas – June 12 @ 6:30 PM

  Project GRAD Kenai Peninsula welcomes author and storyteller D.J. “Eagle Bear” Vanas for a public presentation Wednesday, June 12 at 6:30 pm at Pioneer Hall on the Kachemak Bay Campus. Come one, come all for this motivating and uplifting … Continue reading


Create Your Future Mask Art Show – June 7

Project GRAD Kenai Peninsula presents the Create Your Future Mask Art Show at Homer Council on the Arts.  Opening is during First Friday, June 7, 2013 from 5 – 7:00 PM.  Please come by and support youth from Nanwalek, Ninilchik, … Continue reading


College Summer Institute 2013

The 2013 College Summer Institute is scheduled for June 3-14 at Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College.  We are looking forward to a fun filled two weeks of academic enrichment, leadership and arts.  Click the following links for the Summer Institute Flyer and … Continue reading


Project GRAD Kenai Peninsula in the Media!

Students presented the completed Kayaks at the 2012 Alaska Federation of Native.  They were interviewed afterwards.  This is the story: http://spiritofyouth.org/media/radio/28201380419PM~~01.mp3 And in case you missed it – During the 2012 Summer Institute some students worked with KBBI public radio, learning the … Continue reading


Project GRAD Kenai Peninsula Newsletter

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Project GRAD Kenai Peninsula Awarded Alaska Native Educational Grant

Project GRAD Kenai Peninsula (PGKP) is thrilled to announce that it has been named a recipient of an Alaska Native Educational Equity grant for 2012. The grant awards approximately $600,000 per year to PGKP for three years.  The $1.8MM grant … Continue reading


Project GRAD Kenai Peninsula Board Meeting

The PGKP Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for September 19 at 3:30 PM at the PGKP office.


Port Graham Mask Making Family Night

Come by the school gym and Make your own personal Mask! All ages including adult are encouraged to attend. Prepare to get messy, wear old clothes! The number one request from youth is to have healthy, fun, and engaging activities youth … Continue reading


Nanwalek Family Night – Community Mask Making

Come by the school gym and Make your own personal Mask! All ages including adult are encouraged to attend.  Prepare to get messy, wear old clothes! The number one request from youth is to have healthy, fun, and engaging activities youth … Continue reading


GRAD Kenai Wins Prestigious GEAR UP Grant

This six-year federal grant will allow GRAD Kenai to support an entire class of students from 2nd – 8th grade, and extend services to two additional schools. Continue reading


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