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YKCC Arts and Crafts Program Results in Donations to Local Non-Profits

YKCC Crochet Program

L-R: YKCC participants: Desirae Wassilie, Chelsea Borkowski, Fredrika Prince and Marie Riley

Probation Officer Barb Ramos started an Arts and Crafts program in the Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center on January 9, 2013. There are currently 10 women in the program, which crochets hats and headbands. Four of the participants are pictured with Hats and Headbands made since the start of the program. Finished products will be donated to local non-profit agencies, including the Pre-Maternal Home, the Tundra Women’s Coalition, and local schools. This program will be expanded to the male population in the future.