I Toowú Klatseen was developed by AWARE and Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is intended to increase wellness in kids and their families during this pandemic. It is intended for all Juneau girls and boys in the 2nd-5th grades.

I Toowú Klatseen was adapted from Boys Run I toowú klatseen in partnership with Sitkans Against Family Violence and Sitka Tribe of Alaska for use in our community during this pandemic. Boys Run I toowú klatseen is a place-based program developed in Southeast Alaska. It has been offered in Juneau since 2014 and we hope to offer it again as soon as it is safe to be together again.

The I Toowú Klatseen Spring 2021 season will consist of 10 weeks of lessons. Every lesson has a live component held over Zoom, an online portion on this website, and a section in the workbook. Zooms happen every Wednesday from March 17-May 19. The Zoom opens at 1:45 for social time and the lesson begins at 2:00. The Zoom link will be shared by email with registered participants and you can also find a link in the workbook. Please email info@itoowuklatseen.org for questions.

The season will end with a fun run at Sandy Beach on Saturday, May 22nd. Participants are encouraged to exercise throughout the week in order to become strong enough to jog a couple miles by the end. All participants must have a running buddy during the fun run event, so we encourage parents and guardians to train alongside your child!

There are weekly challenges of activities to do around your home and around Juneau, and there are prizes awarded each week for completing them and submitting your entries on this website. There will also be prizes to registered participants for completing the pre and post-season surveys and for completing the workbook. Prizes consist of $25-$50 gift certificates to Juneau businesses and will be awarded during the Zoom calls.