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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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Youth Connection and Engagement Grants

October 9, 2020

Spirit of Youth is offering five grants of up to $4,500 to organizations in Anchorage to promote youth connection and engagement. Priority will be given to youth led initiatives within the 12-24 year old age range. The Youth Connection and Engagement Grants are specifically intended to support youth led projects that meet the following goals: […]

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Youth Needs, Your Action: Virtual Service Experiences Summit

September 3, 2020

YOUTH NEEDS, YOUR ACTION: Virtual Service Experiences Summit is a two-day event filled with virtual engagement opportunities. Youth and adults can participate in all the activities or just one or two. The event will kick off Friday 9/11/20 with evening entertainment focused on civic engagement which you will be able to enjoy from the comfort […]

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