September 12, 2019

Empowering Youth Voice to End Bullying 

Preventing Bullying and Its Consequences

Spirit of Youth is working to improve the behavioral health of Anchorage youth. Through community input and local data, we learned there is a direct link between poor mental health conditions and bullying. Our efforts focus on preventing bullying and its consequences, which includes poor mental health. Toward this end we provide training, efforts to improve policies, and build awareness around the issue.

Grant Goals

The four $3,000 Bullying Prevention Campaign Grants are specifically intended to support youth led projects for Anchorage middle and high school students that meet the following goals:

  • Promote respect and inclusion;
  • Increase the broad community awareness and concern of bullying and its serious consequences;
  • Use of the Careline (More info about Careline at;
  • Reduced stigma among middle and high school youth about reporting bullying;
  • Increase awareness among students, parents, teachers and ASD staff of what bullying is;
  • Community members advocate for bullying prevention.

Deadline is October 21st! Apply at Full grant guide available

Previous grant recipients have included:

  • KNBA Youth Health Reporters
  • You Are Not Alone – West High
  • Story Works Alaska Youth Team (SAYiT)
  • LWV Anchorage / Anchorage Youth Vote
  • Stone Soup Group
  • Junior National Honor Society – Romig Middle School
  • Benny Benson Secondary School
  • Ignition Mentorship – Dimond High
  • Boys & Girls Club Eagle River
  • You Are Not Alone – Hanshew Middle School
  • Clark Middle School Informers