Spirit of Youth
There is an increasing effort in Alaska to engage youth in hands-on scientific activities. One group of teens is collecting data way up in Barrow. Read more.
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. 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. Read more.
Anchorage community members have been brainstorming ways to make Town Square a safer place. One proposed solution is to play classical music into Town Square to discourage illicit behavior and loitering. Alaska Teen Media Institute's Barae Hirsch interviewed teens and park goers about what they thought of this idea. Click for more.
Alaska Youth for Environmental Action have appointed new Youth Organizers for the 2013-14 year. The 16 students are from all over the state and have a deep passion for keeping Alaska's environment healthy. Read more.
The Spirit of Youth, a campaign to recognize Alaska's teens, seeks nominations by December 31, 2011. The Spirit of Youth recognizes Alaskan youth, ages 12-19 statewide. Nominations can come from anyone who wishes to recognize a hard-working Alaskan teenager. Nominations can be made in one of 11 categories. Find out more.