BAM Afterschool Activities

Dzantik’i Heeni
Floyd Dryden
Family Activities
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The Body and Mind Afterschool program (BAM) is facilitated by the Zach Gordon Youth Center in collaboration with the Juneau School District, community partners, and volunteers to provide free afterschool activities for Juneau middle school students. We believe all youth deserve free & fun afterschool activities led by positive, healthy mentors.

Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School

Upcoming activities:

BAM - GOTR

Heart & Sole

Mondays & Wednesdays, March 28th – May 18th.

Trained coaches use physical activity and dynamic discussions to build social, emotional and physical skills in every girl while encouraging healthy habits for life.

Ending with a 5K fun run at Sandy Beach on Saturday May 21st.

BAM - Ice Cream

Ice Cream Making – activity is FULL

Tuesdays & Thursdays, April 19th-28th

Come learn to make ice cream with an expert! Marc from Coppa will teach 12 lucky students his tips and tricks to achieve ice cream perfection.

BAM - The Alliance

The Alliance

Every Wednesday, no registration needed.

LGBTQ2SIA + Friendly! Allies Welcome! A safe place for all to hangout, talk, and get to know each other and ourselves.

BAM - Outdoor Leaders

Outdoor Leaders 

Presented by Discovery Southeast

Thursdays April 14th – May 19th

Join us as we explore Juneau’s backyard! We’ll focus on building outdoor skills and confidence through a lens of wellness. Activities may include, but are not limited to: fire-building, shelter construction, outdoor cooking, navigation, animal tracking, games and more.

BAM - Safe Sitter

Safe Sitter

Presented by Bartlett Hospital

April 25th – May 4th, days vary – 4/25, 4/26, 5/2, 5/3, 5/4

This activity is designed to prepare students to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger brothers or sisters, or babysitting. Registration is required and space is limited.  Students MUST attend all 5 sessions to receive a certificate of completion.

If you have questions about an activity, contact us at BAM@juneau.org or 907-796-5811.

Floyd Dryden Middle School

Upcoming activities:

BAM - Houseplant Workshop

House Plant Workshop 

Mondays, April 4th – 25th

Learn how to take care of your very own plant! Pick a plant, decorate a pot, and become a plant expert!

BAM - The Alliance

The Alliance

Every Wednesday, no registration needed.

LGBTQ2SIA + Friendly! Allies Welcome! A safe place for all to hangout, talk, and get to know each other and ourselves.

BAM - Jr. Police

Junior Police Academy 

Tuesdays & Thursdays April 21st – May 19th

Explore what it means to be a Police Officer and how they do the job. This is a hands on activity. Students will learn about police equipment, radio calls, car crash protocol, take fingerprints, make a shoe mold and analyze it, investigate a mock crime scene, practice a SWAT formation, attempt a sobriety test wearing impairment googles and much more!

If you have questions about an activity, contact us at BAM@juneau.org or 907-796-5811.

Family Activities

Upcoming family events:

Under normal circumstances, family members are invited to the last session of a BAM activity to engage in what their child has been learning throughout the program. In order to host BAM activities as safely as possible due to COVID-19, we are not currently hosting these family engagement events. Please check back in the future for more information. Thank you!