Due to budget challenges at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), the ATLAS program will no longer be facilitated at UAF.
Many changes are happening at the University due to the financial shortfalls, and the loss of the ATLAS program is just one of those many changes. Looking into the future, one could imagine this program returning if the budget situation stabilizes and allows UAF to offer these types of programs again.
Thank you for your interest in the ATLAS program. If you would like to explore other similar programs for the summer of 2015, we recommend the Alaska Business Week (ABW) program, which is coordinated by the Alaska Chamber. ABW is a one-week summer program teaching the basic principles of private sector business to Alaskan high school students. Participants live on a college campus, where they grow as leaders, mentored by Alaska’s business elite. ABW will be held next year on the Alaska Pacific University (APU) campus in Anchorage, from July 18-25. Free transportation to Anchorage is available for students attending the ABW program from the Fairbanks area.
ATLAS is the new name for the UAF Summer Leadership Institute.
The ATLAS program is an intensive, one-week summer experience designed to develop leadership skills for students finishing grades 9-12. The curriculum focuses on leadership roles and accountability, team building, leadership styles and situations, motivating others, civic responsibility, integrity, public speaking, changing behaviors, and goal setting. Students live on campus, enjoy the academic and social atmosphere and get a taste of college life.
"This institute has helped me bring out my potential as a leader." - K.C.
"I've made incredible friendships and.... I've learned so much." - D.W.
"This institute has taught me to shoot higher than you think you can realistically achieve--you just might make it." - S.F.
"This institute has helped me to define my values and learn what makes a good leader and a good follower." - E.S.