Spirit of Youth

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

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Anchorage youth musician helps homeless teens, receives Spirit of Youth Award

Erica Loughrey of Anchorage is not only musically gifted but she also has a generous heart.

Erica Loughrey performs at Covenant House fundraising events and helps local homeless youth.Erica Loughrey performs at Covenant House fundraising events and helps local homeless youth.

Loughrey, 16, is passionate about the issues facing homeless teens in Anchorage. She seizes every opportunity to work with the youth at Covenant House Alaska.

Loughrey has been selected as a 2014 Spirit of Youth Award Recipient in the category of Fine Arts. She performs at Covenant House fundraising events such as their "Night of Broadways Stars" where she shared the stage with her peers and Tony-nominated singers. Together they helped raise more than $50,000 in one evening.

Loughrey also wrote and recorded an original song for the compilation CD, "Our House is Full," benefiting the Covenant House music room.

Listen to a sample of Loughrey's song here

Learn more about this year's award winners and reserve your seats at the 16th Annual Spirit of Youth Awards Dinner Saturday, April 5.

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