Letter from the Executive Director

Preparing Rural Students for the Future.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Alaska EXCEL. The program is designed to provide rural Alaska junior high and high school students an opportunity to experience hands-on academic and career exploration activities and intensives.

I am inspired by the hundreds of junior high and high school students who have participated in the wide array of EXCEL sessions offered throughout the year. For many students, it is the only chance they will have to participate in career tours, job shadows, navigate living in an urban setting, experience dorm life on a college campus, understand all of the post-secondary training options available, and participate in a short work internship prior to graduating from high school.

We are committed to connecting Alaska’s rural youth and young adults with opportunities that heighten their ability for success, whether living in a more urban area, or remaining in their respective communities, we see the importance of and value in being culturally sensitive and strive to provide educational opportunities to build, strengthen, and enhance a strong cultural network.

I invite you to reach out to our team to learn more about Alaska EXCEL and our current programs.


Carol Wilson
Executive Director
Alaska EXCEL, Inc.