Do you know a hard-working Alaska teen who you think would be a great fit for one of eight award categories? Visit our nomination page and help youth get the recognition they deserve!

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Regular Connections Prevent Suicide

June 5, 2023

Teens who engage in regular, positive connections with both adults and peers show fewer signs of suicidal thoughts and behaviors, studies show. Spirit of Youth and Empowering Youth Voice to End Bullying, through the Alaska Teen Media Institute, recently produced PSAs for local radio stations, encouraging teens to reach out to each other on a […]

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Watch the 2023 Spirit of Youth Awards Ceremony!

May 16, 2023

Families, friends, and community members joined together on Saturday, May 6 in celebration of the 2023 Spirit of Youth Award winners. Produced by Alaska Teen Media Institute members and hosted by the Spirit of Youth Teen Advisory Council, the ceremony featured winners and runners up for each of the eight categories, and included descriptions of […]

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