Junior REM: Twelve schools become one for two days!
Yukon Education brought the Junior REM to Faro, the Kaska traditional territory of the Ross River Dena Council, in May 2016 and May 2017. Eighty Grades 7 and 8 students and seventy educators from Carcross, Carmacks, Dawson, Haines Junction, Mayo, Old Crow, Pelly Crossing, Ross River, Teslin, and Watson Lake joined Faro students and educators for two days of engaging hands-on activities, facilitated by rural teachers, Elders, and local experts. The Junior REM is a unique, experiential approach that offers students a two-day holistic program of integrated traditional and modern 21st century teaching and learning in order to strengthen their cultural, emotional, mental, and physical well-being. The REM also enables students to connect with their peers in other Yukon communities. The next Junior REM will be hosted in Watson Lake, from May 14-16, 2018.