Do you know a hard-working Alaska teen who you think would be a great fit for one of our 8 award categories? Then head on over to our nomination page and help them get the recognition they deserve!

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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

$1,500 grants for COVID-19 youth messaging-Deadline May 15

April 30, 2020

Spirit of Youth is offering fifteen $1,500 grants for COVID-19 messaging, specifically intended to support youth led projects for middle and high school students. These efforts support the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services #akyouthcombatcovid campaign and are made available through funding from the Alaska Division of Behavioral Health. Youth can create their own […]

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Announcing the Recipients of the Youth Connection and Engagement Grants!

December 16, 2020

Spirit of Youth provided several mini grants to a number of organizations. These grants were specifically intended to support youth and young adult-led projects in Anchorage. These efforts promote youth connectedness and engagement.  Learn more about some of the youth messaging projects below.   Girl Scouts of Alaska – Independent Virtual Girl Scout Group The Girl […]

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2020 Spirit of Youth Radio Stories

November 24, 2020

Youth producers from the Alaska Teen Media Institute contacted awardees for the annual Spirit of Youth awards radio stories, featuring teens from across the state being honored for the good work they are doing in their communities. The Spirit of Youth Awards highlight dedicated young people and unsung heroes from around Alaska. Now in its […]

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