Alaska Teen Media Institute

Providing teens with the tools and training needed to produce stories and with the opportunity for their stories - told in their own voices - to be shared through a variety of media.

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Spirit of Youth joins forces with KTUU

Learn about this new partnership and the changes to the Spirit of Youth Awards.

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Do you know a hard-working Alaska teen who you think would be a great fit for one of our 11 categories? Then head on over to our nomination page and help them get the recognition they deserve!

Radio Stories

The Spirit of Youth radio series reaches nearly 100 Alaska communities and 94,000 listeners. Learn more about Alaska's inspirational teens and listen to their stories online.


Spirit of Youth is dedicated to creating, promoting and recognizing youth involvement in Alaska. The best way you can assist us in our mission is to donate. Any amount is GREATLY appreciated!

What's Happening Now

Juneau dancer featured in The New York Times

September 2, 2014

Alaskans aren’t the only ones who are impressed by our youth. The New York Times wrote a feature about Máire New, a Spirit of Youth nominee from Juneau, and her experience going to school at the Bolshoi Ballet academy in Moscow.  Click here to read about her daily life at her multicultural dance school. Shana Sheehy sat down […]

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Wasilla teens open steampunk shop

August 21, 2014

MyHouse, a youth homelessness outreach center in Wasilla, is getting ready to open its steampunk thrift store in early September. Kyra Hoenack, a Spirit of Youth nominee, has been prepping the store all summer with other teens from the center. Check out the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman’s story about Steam Driven and how teens put it all […]

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