The Sync Program at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska

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Sync Program
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Based in Juneau, Alaska, Bruce Weyhrauch is an experienced attorney with a focus on government affairs, regulation, and litigation. Dedicated to giving back, Bruce Weyhrauch has spent two years on the board of the local Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS), which teams with at-risk youth to provide them with adult role models. BBBS of Alaska maintains a number of specialized programs for children with specific needs, including the Sync initiative.

Sync ensures that young people in the foster care system receive the support and guidance they need to achieve great things. Through the program, children in foster care are matched with an adult mentor, who provides a strong sense of stability as they move through the system and eventually graduate. The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services provides funding to the Sync program to ensure that young people have support, especially as they age out of care.

Youth in foster care tend to have fewer resources and lesser support networks than other adolescents. Some may bounce between homes and start to feel lost. BBBS provides at least a small sense of consistency, and a person that each child can call on in times of need. Mentors serve as personal advocates, friends, and more, to ensure that participants know they always have someone rooting for them.

The Foundation for End of Life Care Supports Essential Services

Foundation for End of Life Care

Juneau, Alaska resident Bruce Weyhrauch has over three decades of experience practicing law. The Law Office of Bruce B. Weyhrauch, LLC emphasizes law related to regulatory agency, government affairs, nonprofits, natural resources, and fisheries. Mr. Weyhrauch is an active member of his community and serves on the boards of directors for numerous organizations including the Foundation for End of Life Care.

The Foundation for End of Life Care is a nonprofit organization that supports end of life services in Juneau and surrounding Southeast Alaska communities. The Foundation provides community education and financial grants for hospice and bereavement services.

Established in 1997, the Foundation for End of Life Care has provided a number of direct and start-up grants as well as matching grants for fundraising efforts. Initially, the Foundation primarily supported Hospice and Home Care of Juneau but has been expanded to support a wide variety of organizations that deal with terminal patient care and education of the public and medical profession on end of life matters. The Foundation’s end of life services are supported through the Juneau Community Foundation’s dedication to investing funds to help support charitable efforts in Juneau.

Publications and areas of Proactice

 

With extensive knowledge in a range of legal areas, including natural resources, administrative agencies, and labor relations, Bruce Weyhrauch has been providing representation to companies, individuals, and nonprofit corporations throughout Alaska from his practice in Juneau since 1987.

Bruce Weyhrauch served as the editor in chief of the Environmental Law Review during law school. During and after law school, Bruce Weyhrauch published several scholarly articles on a diverse range of subjects. Among the articles that Bruce Weyhrauch has published are Oil Spills: Private Party Lawsuits and Limitations, 27 Land & Water L. Rev. 363 (1992), Operation Exodus: The United States Government’s Program to Intercept Illegal Exports of High Technology, 7 Computer Law Journal 203 (1986), Waterfowl and Lead Shot, 16 Environmental Law 833 (1986), and South Central Timber Development, Inc. v. Wunnicke: The Commerce Clause and the Market Participant Doctrine, 15 Environmental Law 593 (1985). Bruce Weyhrauch has also published reports and studies on space and use conflicts between the commercial fishing industry and offshore oil and gas development.