Alaska College Track 2

A program that tells the stories of rural Southeast Alaskans transitioning between high school and the rest of their lives. The Alaska College Track series began in 2004 as a follow up to a national PBS series that explored America’s commitment to equal access to higher education through the stories of students struggling to become the first in their families to attend college. In 2004, Alaska College Track featured young people from rural Southeast Alaska with big plans for a college education. Since then, they’ve faced remedial classes, financial hardship and even personal tragedy. Alaska College Track 2 catches up with these students as they make their way through the University of Alaska system in Juneau, Anchorage and Fairbanks. The Alaska College Track series documents a strong cultural link to educational success for Alaska Native students. Students highly involved in their Alaska Native culture through dance, carving or Tlingit language seem more likely seek higher education culture.