Do more of what you love and feel great
The mission of A.R.C.H.E.S. is to support community oriented organizations and individuals, particularly involving young people involved with recreation, education, arts, conservation, and humanities, in the state of Alaska. Our Board Of Directors recognize the diverse and important nature of many altruistic endeavors and seek to support as many of those efforts as possible.
When budgets get tight, it seems that the arts are the first
element on the chopping block.
R.E.A.C.H. believes that art and music provides a major component
in the heart and soul of a community. The areas of need to groups
and individuals are varied and widespread.
Recreation is by a vital component for a healthy life for both
adults and particularly children.
Both the empirical data and anecdotal evidence reveals that active,
engaged people are healthier, happier and more productive. Ice skating,
skiing, hockey,baseball, soccer, adventure and ecological programs, and
many other worthy organizations throughout the state of Alaska, provide
a valuable opportunity to cultivate these interests in our young people.
In many respects Alaska is on the front lines in the conservation
challenges that are facing the planet.
Our rivers, oceans, tundra, coastlines and wildlife are facing unprecedented
issues and the need for protection, education and preservation are enormous.
Homelessness, hunger, addiction and isolation are growing
concerns in every community.
The ravages of these issues are affecting countless families and the
individuals and groups that are working in these often overwhelming
areas of human concern are facing enormous economic challenges
which ultimately leads to burnout and high turnover in a realm that
desperately needs these devoted and engaged people.
Hundreds of devoted members of our communities throughout
the state of Alaska selflessly are committed to expanding
the educational horizons of our populace.
Both traditional and charter schools are making great strides in
experiential education. Other educators and researchers are pursuing
worthy projects such as saving the disappearing languages of Alaska
and encouraging the maintenance of the rich and varied cultures of