Fairbanks Wellness Coalition Youth Volunteers

December 31, 2016

A group of youth volunteers created a PSA to help prevent suicide among teens and young adults in Fairbanks and the surrounding area, as part of a Fairbanks Wellness Coalition initiative. This youth-produced PSA features teen voice, and demonstrates the power of reaching out to peers.

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The Quantum Mechanics FTC Robotics Team #11168

The Quantum Mechanics is a rookie, community-based robotics team for the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC). The team has achieved success with a competitive robot that broke a world record. The members of The Quantum Mechanics team are highly motivated boy scouts that are working to expand STEM activities to all youth, including those with challenges.

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Jason Riggs

December 28, 2016

Jason Riggs is an athlete competing for Lathrop in Wrestling, Cross Country, and Soccer. He is a vital member of the Lathrop Robotics Team. Jason has been an active leader and peer mentor in the youth group at First Presbyterian Church for 5 years. Jason is a hard worker, and always ready to step up.

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Tasha Elizarde

December 21, 2016

Tasha Elizarde works as a Peer Educator with the Juneau Teen Council,  which focuses on teaching teens about healthy sexuality and healthy relationships. Tasha attended the 2016 Teen Council Summit in Washington DC and co-presented a workshop about youth involvement in advocacy efforts. After the summit, Tasha was invited to write an article for an MTV news […]

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Isa Weiss

December 20, 2016

Isa Weiss volunteers her time at a local nursing home in Wasilla. She has also helped elders relay their memoirs by recording their stories, and then transcribing them to print.

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Sitka Youth Leadership Committee

December 19, 2016

The Sitka Youth Leadership Committee is a youth group dedicated to promoting respect and building bridges among youth in Sitka and across Alaska. Most recently, SYLC has worked to ease inter-school rivalries and tensions between Sitka High School and Mt. Edgecumbe High School.

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Carrie Damian

October 17, 2016

Carrie Damian played a key role in creating a concept and storyline for a short film about the negative impacts of e-cigarettes on youth. The film aimed to prevent e-cigarettes from making their way Carrie’s hometown of Nanwalek.

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Grace Morrow

Each year, Kenai Middle School celebrates Mix it Up at Lunch Day. This day is part of a national campaign that encourages young people to question norms, cross social boundaries, and foster tolerance by connecting with someone new at lunch. In Kenai, the Mix it Up Activities continue over the course of a month. Grace […]

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Carrie Damian

December 31, 2015

Carrie helps in raising awareness of the risks of e-cigarettes. She played a big part in the making of an e-cigarette prevention short film from developing the characters to brainstorming the script.

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East High School Student Government

December 22, 2015

East High School Student Government created two media projects to address teen driving safety issues. They engaged students with positive messages, creating healthy social norms and drawing awareness to the habit of using seat belts and refraining from distracted driving.

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Will Sandidge

December 18, 2015

Will is a youth board member of Radio Free Palmer as well as a volunteer. He fills in for the morning show, produces news pieces and interviews and assists with a student-run monthly radio show.

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Kat Krupski

March 11, 2015

Kat worked at Mad Dog Graphx as part of the Gifted Mentorship Program. As a final project she designed the poster, programs and cast t-shirts for her high school’s production of “Macbeth.”

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March 5, 2015

THAT Team visits schools to promote robotics education. They hosted a “build-a-bot” workshop to show younger children how to build a robot and program it to perform tasks.

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Virginia Poe

January 27, 2015

Virginia used her journalism experience to start a student-run newspaper at Mat-Su Career and Technical High School. She participates in many community events including educating middle school students about healthy relationships and teaching disadvantaged youth how to channel their emotions toward creative endeavors.

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