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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Nominate a teen!

Recognize an Alaska youth age 12-19 who is doing positive work in your community.

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2014 Nominees

Learn about the great things Alaska teens are doing this year

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Annual Report

View our first-ever online annual report for 2013

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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

Western Alaska teens gather for leadership camp

July 28, 2014

Youth from seven western Alaska communities met with Bethel’s Teens Acting Against Violence in June for the fourth annual Teens Lead Ahead workshop. Teens spent four days discussing the theme “Keep the Cycle Positive,” while celebrating Yup’ik culture. The Tundra Drums has the full story.

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Youth Leaders Needed for Lead On! 2014

Are you between the ages of 13-18?  Are you a youth leader that wants to make positive changes happen in your community? Apply to Lead On 2014 and join other Alaskan teen leaders in making a difference. Click here to apply. At Lead On, national and local speakers engage youth from all regions of the state through […]

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