Spirit of Youth

Creating, promoting and recognizing youth involvement in communities across Alaska. Email the blog at info@spiritofyouth.org.

Wasilla teen speaks out against bullying, receives Spirit of Youth Award - 3/17/2014 11:11 am

North Star Youth Court prosecutor receives Spirit of Youth Award - 3/14/2014 12:49 pm

Young Anchorage entrepreneur designs survival bracelet, receives Spirit of Youth Award - 3/13/2014 11:19 am

Wasilla youth creates special needs pageant, receives Spirit of Youth Award - 3/12/2014 10:05 am

Anchorage youth musician helps homeless teens, receives Spirit of Youth Award - 3/7/2014 10:58 am

Stony River teen fights to keep school open, receives Spirit of Youth Award - 3/5/2014 9:25 am

Kodiak teen to receive Spirit of Youth Award for Science & Environment - 3/3/2014 12:15 pm

Shaktoolik teen receives Spirit of Youth award for ocean bravery - 2/28/2014 9:07 am

Young entrepreneur earns scholarship from Summer of Heroes

Sarah Mixsell may only be 11 years old, but she is already making a huge contribution to Alaska youth. Two years ago, Mixsell started the non-profit Alaska Kids for Kids, which encourages Alaska children to dedicate portions of their birthday celebrations to other youth in need.

Photo from Boys and Girls Clubs AlaskaPhoto from Boys and Girls Clubs Alaska

On her ninth birthday, Mixsell and her friends assembled "birthday parties in a bag" and donated them to Abused Women's Aid in Crisis Center.

Mixsell is a 2013 Alaska Communications Summer of Heroes honoree.

Learn more about Mixsell and her dedication to her community at Good Morning Alaska

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