There’s still time to nominate!

November 30, 2015

Nominations are still being accepted for the 2016 Spirit of Youth Awards. If you know any amazing Alaska youth, age 12-19, please tell us about them! It only takes a few minutes to nominate. Nominees are eligible to receive a $2,000 scholarship from the UA College Savings Plan. The deadline to nominate is December 31.

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Teens: Help out the Anchorage Museum

May 6, 2015

The Anchorage Museum is looking for creative and curious elementary through high school students who love technology to inform, inspire and engage the museum regarding digital and technological topics. The Youth Digital Board of Directors (YDB) is composed of students from the Digital Generation, the first generation to grow up without knowledge of life before […]

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2015 Spirit of Youth Awards

February 3, 2015

The 2015 Spirit of Youth Awards highlights 11 dedicated young people and unsung heroes from around Alaska. This year’s Award recipients hail from Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kenai, Juneau, Soldotna, Toksook Bay and Wasilla. We invite you to honor them March 28 at the Anchorage Museum at 7 p.m. as they share their inspirational stories.

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West High students form spoken word club

January 16, 2015

Nora Herzog and Madelyn Taylor found their voice through spoken word poetry. They started a club at West High School where they inspire others to reach into their souls and speak from the heart. KTUU’s Corey Allen Young has a full report on Nora and Medlyn’s passion for words in his monthly Spirit of Youth “Spotlight […]

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Juneau dancer featured in The New York Times

September 2, 2014

Alaskans aren’t the only ones who are impressed by our youth. The New York Times wrote a feature about Máire New, a Spirit of Youth nominee from Juneau, and her experience going to school at the Bolshoi Ballet academy in Moscow.  Click here to read about her daily life at her multicultural dance school. Shana Sheehy sat down […]

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Wasilla teens open steampunk shop

August 21, 2014

MyHouse, a youth homelessness outreach center in Wasilla, is getting ready to open its steampunk thrift store in early September. Kyra Hoenack, a Spirit of Youth nominee, has been prepping the store all summer with other teens from the center. Check out the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman’s story about Steam Driven and how teens put it all […]

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Anchorage teens lead suicide prevention initiative

Anchorage high school students Kathryn Casello and Katherine Murray discussed suicide prevention awareness on Channel 2 News, August 21. Kathryn, a Spirit of Youth nominee, is a member of the Governor’s Statewide Suicide Prevention Council and is a leader in Anchorage for educating peers about the recognizing the warning signs of suicide and how to get help. She […]

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Western Alaska teens gather for leadership camp

July 28, 2014

Youth from seven western Alaska communities met with Bethel’s Teens Acting Against Violence in June for the fourth annual Teens Lead Ahead workshop. Teens spent four days discussing the theme “Keep the Cycle Positive,” while celebrating Yup’ik culture. The Tundra Drums has the full story.

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Youth Leaders Needed for Lead On! 2014

Are you between the ages of 13-18?  Are you a youth leader that wants to make positive changes happen in your community? Apply to Lead On 2014 and join other Alaskan teen leaders in making a difference. Click here to apply. At Lead On, national and local speakers engage youth from all regions of the state through […]

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Submit to Fresh Film Northwest

July 7, 2014

The Northwest Film Center’s annual Fresh Film NW (formerly the Young People’s Film Festival) celebrates the next generation of regional filmmakers by showcasing their work and circulating it around the region and beyond. Submissions are judged by a jury panel of professional filmmakers and educators. Individual and group submissions from youth ages 13 to 19 are […]

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ICOAA Scholarship

The Imperial Court of All Alaska College of Emperors and Empresses (ICOAA) is pleased to open the 2014 ICOAA Scholarship Program process. Scholarship awards are granted for the 2014/2015 academic year. Awards are based on economic need, scholastic achievement, leadership ability and contributions to the Lesbian/Gay community. Application is offered to Alaska residents with preference given to members of the Gay, […]

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YSA Summer of Service Awards

June 24, 2014

Are you working on an ongoing service project? Apply for a Summer of Service Award. Winners receive a $1,000 award to help make a lasting, positive change in the world. If you are a young person already involved in volunteering, Youth Service America wants to hear your story! The Summer of Service Awards recognize young change-makers and help […]

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Alaska Space Scholarship

Interested in studying science, technology, engineering or mathematics? The Alaska Space Grant Program (ASGP) is offering stipends to students attending Alaska institutions of higher education. While all qualified students are encouraged to apply, women and individuals from underrepresented groups, specifically, Alaska Natives, Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanics, Pacific Islanders, and persons with disabilities are strongly […]

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UAA Summer Youth Courses

June 2, 2014

Take fun classes at UAA this summer! UAA’s Continuing Education Department is offering youth courses in topics ranging from culinary arts to hoop dancing. Courses are $99-249. To view descriptions of all the awesome courses click here. You can register up to the day before each class.

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AOOS Film Contest

Attention filmmakers! Show off your skills and love for the ocean by entering the Alaska Ocean Observing System’s film contest. You could win $1,000! Submit a film about any genre relating to the ocean, such as people using the ocean and coast, marine research, marine wildlife and ocean-related policy issues. Films must be 10 minutes […]

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Neal O. Thorpe Memorial Scholarship

May 19, 2014

The Neal O. Thorpe Memorial Scholarship supports Alaska students who are the first in their immediate family to attend post-secondary school. This scholarship awards successful applicants $7,500 per year for up to five years. Qualified applicants must be an Alaska resident, be a graduate of a high school or equivalent program located in Alaska, must be the […]

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Youth Service Ambassadors Needed

Do you have a passion for community service? Have you worked hard to solve a local problem, and now want to do more? Apply for the National Child Awareness Month (NCAM) Youth Ambassador Program, a year-long program helps young leaders (ages 16-22) create change around critical issues facing youth today. One ambassador from each state […]

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Enroll in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy

April 24, 2014

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is a year-long program that teaches middle and high school students how to start and run their own REAL businesses. If you are creative, innovative, determined, enthusiastic and committed to your community and family, apply for the YEA program. Prior experience in business is not required. YEA guides students through the process […]

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ANTHC Scholarships

April 23, 2014

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium awards 10 scholarships up to $5,000 per academic year to Alaska Native or American Indians, who are permanent Alaska residents, interested in working in the healthcare field and currently enrolled in a formal education or training program. For more information, click here. Applications are due June 30.  

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Nome Stories

April 22, 2014

Students at the Anvil City Science Academy have created a fantastic website called Nome Stories, which features photos, interviews and stories about people in their community. Nome Stories is similar to StoryCorps and is part of the Artists in Schools program. The work these youth have done is beautiful and inspiring. Check it out!

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