Spirit of Youth

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

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Sitka teen speaks out about rebuilding her culture

Mt. Edgecumbe High School student Shanelle Afcan delivered a powerful commentary last week on Sitka's KCAW Raven Radio about the disappearance of her Alaska Native culture.

Photo by Rachel WaldholzPhoto by Rachel Waldholz

Shanelle is a member of the Mount Edgecumbe Radio Club, which received a Spirit of Youth award last year in the category of Technology & Media.

The club hosts a youth-led, hour-long monthly radio show on the local public radio station. The show connects the Sitka community to the student community by breaking down youth stereotypes.

Listen to Shanelle's insightful commentary here.

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