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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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2020 Youth Needs, Your Voice Survey Analysis

February 23, 2021

This report presents an analysis of the Youth Needs, Your Voice Survey data. The Youth Needs, Your Voice Survey was developed for the purpose of better understanding the mental health needs and resources available to youth and young adults in the Anchorage Municipality, especially in the face of concurrent social issues in 2020, such as the Covid-19 […]

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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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