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

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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Anchorage teens lead suicide prevention initiative

Anchorage high school students Kathryn Casello and Katherine Murray discussed suicide prevention awareness on Channel 2 News, August 21. Kathryn, a Spirit of Youth nominee, is a member of the Governor’s Statewide Suicide Prevention Council and is a leader in Anchorage for educating peers about the recognizing the warning signs of suicide and how to get help. She […]

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