One of the first modern Mentor-Apprentice Programs (also known as Master-Apprentice) was started in California through the Native California Network, in 1993. These programs are especially useful when speakers of a language are elderly, and so can concentrate on transmitting their knowledge to a 1-3 learners who are dedicated to learning and teaching this language.
Resources for beginning a Master-Apprentice Program
How to Keep Your Language Alive by Leanne Hinton, Matt Vera, and Nancy Steele
BC Master-Apprentice Handbook by First People's Cultural Council
Iḷisaġvik College has a Iñupiaq Mentor-Apprentice Program open to North Slope residents.
Doyon Foundation has a one-year Mentor-Apprentice Program open to the ten languages of the Doyon Region.
Sun'aq Tribe of Kodiak is providing a Mentor-Apprentice program to support their immersion program for Alutiiq language.
Sealaska Heritage is sponsoring the Haa Shuká Community Language Learning Project, a new program designed to help revitalize the languages of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian in four Southeast Alaska communities.
University of Alaska - Fairbanks has a Master-Apprentice course for anyone who has taken an elementary Alaska Native language class.
There are other, informal Master-Apprentice programs around Alaska, including for Iñupiaq and Gwich'in.