2022 Spirit of Youth Radio Stories Copy

December 13, 2023

Youth producers from the Alaska Teen Media Institute contacted awardees to record the 2022 Spirit of Youth Awards radio stories, featuring teens from across the state being honored for the good work they are doing in their communities. The Spirit of Youth Awards highlight dedicated young people and unsung heroes from around Alaska. Now in […]

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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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2023 Spirit of Youth Award Winners Announced

April 10, 2023

Spirit of Youth is pleased to announce recipients of the 2023 Spirit of Youth Awards, recognizing 16 teens and youth groups from communities across Alaska. Now in its 25th year, the recognition ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2023 via Zoom. The Spirit of Youth Awards highlight dedicated young people and unsung heroes […]

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New Bullying Prevention Website Launches

February 20, 2023

Empowering Youth Voice to End Bullying has launched a new website to address the issue in Alaska. EndBullyingAK was built through partnerships with the Alaska Department of Health, Anchorage Youth Vote, and Spirit of Youth, and seeks to empower the community to work together to build inclusive, bullying-free environments across the state. One in five Anchorage […]

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Empowering Youth Voice to End Bullying

November 1, 2022

Spirit of Youth, Anchorage Youth Vote, and other community partners are working as a coalition to build inclusive environments free from bullying. Approximately 20% of students age 12-18 have experienced bullying. The Spirit of Youth Coalition was created to decrease the risk factor of bullying and to promote protective factors among Anchorage youth. Spirit of Youth […]

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Youth Discuss Bullying In Podcast Series

November 27, 2017

In this podcast series, Story Works Alaska and Alaska Teen Media Institute producers discuss bullying, why it happens, how it happens and what can be done to stop it. Each podcast features stories from a different perspective of bullying and its effects, both physical and psychological. Each story is true and told by an Alaska […]

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Welcome to our new site

April 16, 2014

Spirit of Youth just celebrated its 16th Annual Awards Dinner April 5. It was truly moving to hear the stories about the 22 award recipients who hailed from Barrow to Thorne Bay. We are now accepting nominations for the 2015 Spirit of Youth Awards. We are also excited about our new website. Please take a […]

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