Tajhrel Prescott

December 22, 2020

Through his participation at Boys and Girls Club Fairbanks, Tajhrel took the lead in launching the BeYou campaign, which promotes that 78% of Alaska teens do not drink alcohol. With the guidance of an adult advisor, Tajhrel led a group of his peers in creating media and hosting events that promoted the organization’s mission.

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Ben Broyles

December 17, 2020

Ben is an active member and serves as treasurer of the Service High School Partners Club. He is also a youth leader for the Special Olympics Alaska Unified Champion Schools Program. He has volunteered hundreds of hours over the course of his involvement the last four years.

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Baylee Raye Williams

December 15, 2020

Baylee is a camper, volunteer turned seasonal Instructor at Trailside Discovery Camp. She is positive and inspires youth to get outside and safely participate in outdoor recreation. She is passionate about art and photography and leads multiple projects and sessions for younger kids. During summer of 2020, she also participated in building kits to be […]

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Janny Eng

Janny is a member of Kodiak Teen Court. As a Judge with the program, she has mentored new youth attorneys and assisted them in case preparation and presentation. She is able to listen to all sides of an argument before making a decision. As a judge, she uses the restorative justice model in fashioning sentences […]

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Aleena Bravo

Aleena is a member of Kodiak Teen Court, where she has shown the ability to mentor attorneys and assist them in their court presentation. She has excellent judgement and the ability to ask hard questions to obtain all the facts of each case and the background of the client before working with her fellow judges […]

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Katelyn Arnone

Katelyn helps the staff at Youth 360 with anything from serving the other youth hot chocolate to holding doors open to cleaning more than her fair share of the club after activities. Being one of the older youth at the club she naturally has become a role model for the others, but she goes above […]

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Michael Thompson

Michael is always kind, honest and helpful. He is a role model for his fellow youth—He is respectful to everyone he encounters and is a joy for staff to work with. He stops to listen when adults speak and doesn’t need reminders to clean up or wash his hands during the hourly hand washing breaks.

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Sarah Price

Sarah is a devoted volunteer for Anchorage Youth Court, where she serves as an attorney and judge for real court cases. She also served as Secretary of the Executive Board, Youth Treasurer of the Board of Directors and has been innovative throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic to ensure that AYC can continue to offer the community […]

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Lindsey Crooker

Lindsey helps improve the quality of life in her community. She coaches for the cheer gym she attends. She is dedicated to supporting and helping younger athletes achieve their goals while also participating in competition cheer. She has helped maintain a sense of normalcy by reading online, dressing up as the Easter bunny and delivering […]

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Matthew Quinto

Matthew has been coaching and teaching youth across his community traditional games, healthy living, running and Tlingit cultural values. He has coached the Boys Run Program at Glacier Valley Elementary and the Native Youth Olympics. He is passionate about his culture and passing down the knowledge to younger generations.

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Avery Blumer

As a member of Anchorage Youth Court, Avery helps improve the quality of the lives of others in his community. By planning fundraising events during the COVID-19 Pandemic, he is working to give his peers and their families opportunities to do positive things during difficult times. He is present and engaged in every AYC Board […]

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Starlyn Phillips

December 14, 2020

Starlyn is part of Native Leadership, Student Council, and Yearbook team. All of these require extra time, energy and dedication as well as respectful communication with outside organizations. Starlyn has experienced difficult life circumstances and has still remained hard-working, kind and dedicated.

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Kayla Phillips

Kayla is a leader for her peers, the captain of the basketball team and an Alaska Native dance leader. Additionally, her academic success is a model for other students.

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Mekenna Bills

December 4, 2020

Mekenna has been involved in marching band, science olympiad, hockey, roller derby, track and National Honor Society at Colony High school. She advocates for the teachers and students and she takes time out of her busy schedule to always remember the Mat-Su School District and all that it provided for her.

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Jonas Schumacher

Jonas has donated hundreds of hours as a volunteer in his community. In addition to volunteering on the Youth Leadership Team at his church, he was a crew volunteer for S.A.L.T. (Servant and Leadership Training) for two summers and last summer was a volunteer on the activities staff. He also recently accepted a winter counselor […]

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Madeline Ortiz

Madeline intended to plan and host a community Preparedness Fair, but because of the pandemic it had to be cancelled. However, she still plans to create a Fair in which people can learn about personal preparedness for natural disasters such as earthquakes. Her goal is to have booths with as wide a variety of educators […]

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Ashley Miller

Ashley is a dedicated volunteer at the Heartreach Center. She has been volunteering at least once a week to help us process all donations. She plays a big role in carrying out the boots-on-the-ground work to make sure all items are prepared for distribution to the community of the Mat-Su Borough.

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LDS Youth Group

The LDS youth group has donated their time to Family Promise Mat-Su by assisting with yard work, moving office furniture, disassembling and reassembling bunk beds, and deep cleaning the Kari House where guest families stay.

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Abby Sochocki

Abby is highly involved in the Boys & Girls Club of Fairbanks and the North Pole High School student council. She goes out of her way to make sure new youth at BGC Fairbanks feel welcome and safe, and despite having faced many challenges throughout her life she always responds by standing up for herself […]

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Nyche Andrew

Nyche is involved in many groups that focus on advocacy for Native students and people. She created and is president of the Indigenous Student Union, the Vice Chairwoman of the Anchorage School District’s Native Advisory Committee, a member of the Equal Opportunities Program and is an intern at Southcentral Foundation’s RAISE program.  

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