Creating, promoting and recognizing youth involvement in communities across Alaska. Email the blog at email@example.com.
Anchorage Teens Clean Up Local Parks and Forests - 6/12/2013 3:01 pm
Southeast Middle School Students Study Local Water Ecology - 6/12/2013 2:43 pm
St. Paul Students Create Seabird Documentary - 6/11/2013 9:43 am
Kaktovik Youth Ambassadors Teach Polar Bear Safety - 10/22/2012 2:59 pm
Petersburg High students create Suicide Awareness Hope Wall - 10/11/2012 10:12 am
Celebrate Alaska Day. Celebrate Alaska's Youth. - 10/3/2012 12:02 pm
The Nanwalek Summer Youth make their community proud - 6/20/2012 11:30 am
Teens wow the Alaska State Fair - 5/22/2012 1:57 pm
Posted: October 23, 2009 - 11:56 am
She highlights some of the positive statistics about Anchorage teens, arguing that most are making healthy decisions.
Posted: October 13, 2009 - 1:32 pm
Check out this week's Play section of the Anchorage Daily News for a story about a teen who is entertaining people across the country!
Eric Gilliam has been nominated for a Spirit of Youth Award. To nominate a teen or group of youth for an award visit Spiri
Posted: September 13, 2009 - 4:22 pm
On Sept. 25, Alaska Geographic and the Forest Service are hosting a National Kick-off and Celebration of the Chugach Children's Forest. "Get out. Go wild. Change the future!"
The event is inspired by young Alaskans as they grow into leaders of our public lands! It will take place at the Kincaid Park Outdoor Center in Anchorage. At 6 p.m. the event will open with a youth media gallery and there will be youth presentations from 7 to 9 p.m.
Posted: September 8, 2009 - 5:18 pm
Anchorage student Bryan Arnold, 17, is one of nine young writers whose short stories and poems have been chosen for "Infinite Difference," an online literary journal produced by VSA Arts. VSA Arts is a society that encourages people with disabilities to learn through, participate in and enjoy the arts.
Posted: September 2, 2009 - 2:06 pm
The Zahasky siblings and their parents make up the Alaska String Band. The band entertains Alaska with bluegrass, swing, old time, gospel and blues. Upcoming tour dates include shows in Alaska, Texas, Washington D.C. and more. Teens Laura, Quinn and Abigail have been performing since they were little. Shana Sheehy has their story.
Alaska String Band
Posted: August 27, 2009 - 1:39 pm
This past June, nine Alaskan teens had the opportunity to study with scientists aboard the Babkin in Prince William Sound. Biologists, forest professionals, and other experts provided detailed information on the area’s human history, abundant wildlife and intricate ecosystems. This expedition was the first annual Youth Expedition of the Chugach Children’s Forest.
Students posted videos and slideshows of their experience on YouTube. And Spirit of Youth reporter, Shana Sheehy provides this audio story.
Aboard the Babkin
Posted: August 18, 2009 - 5:02 pm
Daniel Fink is a member of the Partners Club at East High School in Anchorage and an active volunteer with Special Olympics Alaska. His dedication to working with people with challenges inspires other teens and he has been named one of the Special Olympics spokespeople.
Reporter Shana Sheehy shares his story. Fink is a 2009 Spirit of Youth award winner. To nominated a youth for recognition visit the Spirit of Youth Web site.
Posted: August 12, 2009 - 3:52 pm
Solo Malua, 18, has been writing songs since he was 15. He talks about how music and faith have given him purpose.
Posted: July 20, 2009 - 2:41 pm
Alaska Teen Media Institute reporter Nithya Thiru tells us about a Catholic Social Services program for refugees who are making Alaska their home. She interviews one teen who is helping her family open their home to a family from Bhutan.
Posted: July 7, 2009 - 12:14 pm
At the end of this month, teens will have the opportunity to produce a radio drama for KEUL 88.9 FM in Girdwood. As part of the long-running Girdwood Fine Arts Camp teens will work with local radio producers, guest instructor Alice Welling and the Alaska Teen Media Institute to create, write, act and perform.
The radio drama session will take place July 27 to 31 at KEUL 88.9 FM. The cost is $200 per student. To register call 783-CAMP (783-2267).
Posted: July 2, 2009 - 12:11 pm
Alaska Youth for Environmental Action (AYEA)'s summer training this season is called "Getting Creative About Climate Change!"
The camp runs July 20 to 24 in Arctic Valley, just north of Anchorage.
Teens will have the opportunity to try out SLAM poetry, Digital Storytelling, Creative writing, learn about climate change and renewable energy, explore the outdoors for the week and connect to teens from across Alaska.
There is a rolling deadline but interested teens should apply as soon as possible.
Posted: June 26, 2009 - 4:42 pm
Spirit of Youth recognizes teens all across Alaska for the positive contributions they make to their communities. If you know a teen or group of teens who deserve recognition, please nominate them at the Spirit of Youth Web site.
Radio reporter Shana Sheehy also produces stories on nominees. The stories are aired all across Alaska. Her next series will be distributed in august. To listen to past stories visit the Alaska ICE Web site.
Posted: June 10, 2009 - 11:42 am
This spring, Marion Vicary taught an intensive class on
non-profits at Polaris K-12 School. In the course, students got to work with the Alaska Mountain and Wilderness Huts Association. They assisted the non profit by surveying possible Kenai Peninsula hut areas on Manitoba Mountain and near the Whistle Stop at Spencer Glacier.
Posted: June 2, 2009 - 5:10 pm
The Alaska Youth and Parent Foundation POWER (Peer Outreach Worker Education and Referral) Program has two openings for Peer Outreach Workers.
They will be looking at applications and setting up interviews next week and continuing until they find the right fit.
For more information contact Heather Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (907) 929-2633.
Posted: May 26, 2009 - 2:44 pm
Youth can now help shape how the State of Alaska responds to important teen issues and get paid for it!
The Alaska Youth Health Advisory Committee deals with topics like substance abuse, suicide, violence, teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections and nutrition.
Youth members will receive a $10/hour honorarium or school service learning credit and have the chance to make a difference in Alaska.
Youth ages 14-18 from across Alaska are invited to fill out an application or e-mail Sophie Wenzel at email@example.com.
Posted: May 14, 2009 - 5:28 pm
This week students from all over Prince William Sound, Alaska are in Tatitlek celebrating Cultural Heritage Week, or Peksulineq. Logan Arnold, 11, and Jillian White, 10, participated in a scrimshaw class on May 12.
Cultural classes and events will continue throughout the week, ending with an elaborate auction of arts and crafts made by the communities to raise funds for future cultural celebrations.
Posted: May 8, 2009 - 3:12 pm
Eighth-grader Taj Showalter loves singing and has been in advanced choir for two years. He likes to perform R&B and pop songs at community events. The Spirit of Youth's Shana Sheehy caught up with him at an event at Begich Middle school.
Posted: April 30, 2009 - 2:07 pm
Did you know that you own Alaska? Well, if you are an Alaska resident you do.
Institute of the North put together a video designed to educate young people about their ownership of Alaska.
YOU OWN ALASKA
Posted: April 23, 2009 - 3:40 pm
Dustin Evon was the recipient of one of this year's Spirit of Youth award in the Lifesavers and Prevention category.
He is the president of the Nenana Student Living Center Student Leadership Team. And most notably, has earned EMT certification and has responded to three 911 situations at the dorms.
Posted: April 21, 2009 - 3:17 pm
James Crimp and the polar bears