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

Fairbanks Girl Scouts revamp local cancer-screening center

Harsh winters and staggeringly hot summers can take a toll on Fairbanks' buildings. Local Girl Scouts Jordyn Therriault, Jamie Logan and Ciara Newman decided one structure was in dire need of a face lift. As part of their Girl Scouts Alaska Gold Award project, the young women led and assisted in oiling and staining the exterior of the Breast Cancer Detection Center in Fairbanks.

Photo from The Fairbanks Daily News-MinerPhoto from The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

It's been five years since the center has gotten a fresh coat of paint, and with a $10,000 price tag, it isn't an easy fix.

Read more about these teens' volunteer work at the The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

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