Teck John Baker Youth Leaders

  • The Teck John Baker Youth Leaders Program is built on the Comprehensive Health Education Foundation’s Natural Helper curriculum, and has been adapted to conform to the Alaska Native Inupiaq culture. Operating on the premise that youth seek support and guidance first from their friends when they have problems, the program identifies young people (mostly high school students) who are respected and trusted by their peers, and trains them to be effective supports and role models in their school and village communities.


    Charles Esmailka
    Youth Leader Advisor