A couple of years ago Brevig Mission School lost eight teachers at the end of the school year. That's a turnover rate of over fifty percent! Each teacher had their own reasons for leaving (one was getting married, one wanted to be closer to grandchildren, etc.), but the loss was kind of alarming.
The Advisory Education Committee in Brevig Mission decided they wanted to do something to help teachers want to stay in Brevig Mission, and the Extended Families program was born.