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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2022 Spirit of Youth Awards

May 10, 2022

The Spirit of Youth Awards highlight dedicated young people and unsung heroes from around Alaska! The awards recognize the hard work and efforts of these future leaders. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we held this year’s award ceremony on Zoom again. With award recipients from Anchorage to Cordova to Wrangell. 

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Announcing the Recipients of the 2022 Spirit of Youth Awards!

April 11, 2022

Congratulations to the 2022 Spirit of Youth awardees!   Hannah Yi and Sophie Mayers of Anchorage won the Lifesaver Award. They were instrumental at West High School in reviving the YANA club (You are Not Alone) after the pandemic and students returned to in-person learning. Once clubs restarted in the fall of 2021, Sophia and Hannah […]

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