22nd Spirit of Youth Awards Cancelled

March 12, 2020

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the 22nd Spirit of Youth Awards have been cancelled. We would like to thank all the sponsors, nominees, and those who nominated a youth, for participating.    Congratulations to the 2020 honorees: Dreamer Derek Booth has learned how to produce professional looking traditional attire. He sews nightly with his grandma, spending time […]

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$3,000 Bullying Prevention Grant Available-Deadline Extended to October 21

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 […]

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2019 Spirit of Youth Radio Stories

August 22, 2019

Teens from across the state were honored for the good work they are doing in their communities at the 2019 Spirit of Youth Awards, which took place March 30 at the Anchorage Downtown Marriott.

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World Anti-Bullying Forum

June 18, 2019

Spirit of Youth has partnered with Story Works Alaska and Anchorage Youth Vote for many years. Youth from both programs are in Dublin at the World Anti-Bullying Forum. Check out these great shirts with our collective vision statement on them, “All Alaska’s youth are included, heard and empowered.”

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2019 Spirit of Youth Awardees

February 27, 2019

The 2019 Spirit of Youth Awards highlights 8 dedicated young people from around Alaska. This year’s Award recipients are from Anchorage, Chugiak, Healy, Juneau, Kodiak, Nikiski, Palmer, Shishmaref, Soldotna and Utqiagvik. We invite you to honor them March 30 at the Anchorage Mariott at 7 p.m. as they share their inspirational stories. Check out the […]

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Purchase your seat to the 2019 Spirit of Youth Awards!

February 12, 2019

Ticket sales have closed! If you need to make a last minute change or order email info@spiritofyouth.org. Youth from across the state of Alaska will be honored for their hard work and contributions to the community at the Spirit of Youth Awards, March 30 at 6 PM at the Anchorage Downtown Marriott. Purchase your tickets […]

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2018 Bullying Prevention Grants Available

November 26, 2018

  Preventing Bullying and Its Consequences Spirit of Youth is working to improve 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 […]

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2018 Spirit of Youth Radio Stories

October 12, 2018

From Kotlik to Kodiak, teens from across the state were honored for the good work they are doing in their communities at the 2018 Spirit of Youth Awards, which took place April 27 at the Anchorage Downtown Marriott. The Spirit of Youth Awards is the organization’s premiere event, highlighting dedicated young people and unsung heroes […]

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In Other News, September Edition!

October 10, 2018

  For this month’s show, Alaska Teen Media featured stories that ATMI youth producers did on Spirit of Youth award recipients, a review of a classic Orson Welles movie, and a story about disability. Plus things get weird for another edition of ATMI Raw.

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Spirit of Youth Program Overview

May 1, 2018

Spirit of Youth unites Alaskans of all ages and walks of life. Our vision for the future is that all Alaska’s youth will be included heard and empowered.

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Former Spirit of Youth Honoree Pays It Forward, Nominating a Youth in 2017

February 9, 2018

Back in the ‘90s, Anchorage teen Marie Craig, now Marie Acemah, opened the Crooked Rascal, a small shop in downtown Anchorage. The store sold records and zines from across the U.S. It was also a community space aimed at fostering creativity—patrons could borrow a shared film camera, or sit down to write at a communal […]

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Anchorage Youth Develop Bullying Prevention PSAs

January 25, 2018

  KNBA youth health reporters created these two public service announcements about bullying behavior. Reporters worked with the Alaska Teen Media Institute staff throughout the summer of 2017 to produce online and broadcast features and public service announcements focused on promoting wellness to preventing teen suicide.  

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Spirit of Youth Bullying Prevention Campaign Grants

November 1, 2017

Spirit of Youth Bullying Prevention Campaign Grants Spirit of Youth is working to improve behavioral health of Anchorage youth. In 2014, Spirit of Youth began working in partnership with the Anchorage Collaborative Coalitions (ACC) on an in-depth community needs assessment to identify behavioral health issues in our city. Through community input and local data, we […]

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