Spirit of Youth, Anchorage Youth Vote, and other community partners are working as a coalition to build inclusive environments free from bullying in Alaska.

THE SPIRIT OF YOUTH COALITION

The Spirit of Youth Coalition was created to decrease the risk factor of bullying and to promote protective factors and mattering among Anchorage youth. Spirit of Youth is dedicated to creating, promoting and recognizing youth involvement in communities across Alaska. Anchorage Youth Vote works to amplify youth voice and create opportunities for meaningful youth engagement in Anchorage. Together, with other partners in the Spirit of Youth Coalition, we work to ensure that all Alaska’s youth are included, heard, and  empowered.

 

GRANTS

The “Empowering Youth Voice to End Bullying” grant program awards up to $3,000 for youth-led projects that prevent bullying in their schools, clubs, or other programs.

These grants  are specifically intended to support youth-led projects for middle and high school students that meet specific goals, including: 

  • Promote respect and inclusion.

  • Increase the broad community awareness and concern of bullying and its serious consequences.

  • Reduced stigma among middle and high school youth about reporting bullying.

GRANT GUIDE

Is this grant right for your youth-led project? Read the grant guide to find out and to get all the information you need to complete the application.

GRANT APPLICATION

Deadline for applications extended to December 9, 2022!

 

GRANTEES

Empowering Youth Voice to End Bullying grants have been making a positive impact in our community for 5 years!

PREVIOUS GRANT RECIPIENTS

  • League of Women Voters of Anchorage - Anchorage Youth Vote 

  • Alaska Teen Media Institute -
    Youth Health Reporters

  • Stone Soup Group

  • YANA Club - West High School

  • YANA Club - Hanshew Middle School

  • Dimond High School - Ignition Mentorship

  • Boys & Girls Club

  • Boys & Girls Club - Southcentral Alaska

  • Anchorage Youth Court

  • Clark Middle School

  • Koahnic Broadcast Corporation

  • Benny Benson Secondary School

  • National Junior Honor Society

  • NAMI Alaska

  • See Stories

  • Anchorage Youth Task Force

  • Girl Scouts of Alaska

  • Choosing Our Roots

  • Identity

PAST PROJECTS

Youth Vote Bullying Prevention Campaign

Anchorage Youth Vote created a visual campaign with posters, notebooks, and stickers that was made available to all ASD middle and high schools as well as community organizations in Anchorage and across Alaska.

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KNBA Youth Health Reporters Bullying Prevention PSAs

KNBA youth health reporters created these two public service announcements about bullying behavior. Reporters worked with the Alaska Teen Media Institute staff throughout the summer of 2017 to produce online and broadcast features and public service announcements focused on promoting wellness to preventing teen suicide.

 

RESOURCES

Spirit of Youth and Anchorage Youth Vote have created tools and curated helpful links that can help you End Bullying in Alaska!

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Bullying Prevention Training

Spirit of Youth developed this training presentation with Anchorage Youth Vote for Empowering Youth Voice to End Bullying grantees. Learn to define and identify bullying, get tips to intervene when you see bullying occur, and discuss practical ways you can create safe and inclusive environments free from bullying behavior.

According to data collected from training participants: 

 

  • 97% of participants were very satisfied with the training and found the  training was effective, impactful, and satisfying for participants.

  • Participants were more likely to take action against bullying after the training than before. 96.2% reported that they would be likely to take action after training, compared to only 59% before the training.

  • Participants’ attitudes, behaviors, beliefs and knowledge surrounding the nature and long-term impacts of bullying were strongly impacted by the training.

RESOURCE

Bullying Facts

This fact sheet is a companion to the bullying prevention training, and contains key information you can reference and share!

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Bullying Prevention Tips Sheets

Anchorage Youth Vote developed these tips sheets with Nashville Stars, a bullying prevention program in Tennessee with help from the International Bullying Prevention Association.

 

OUR SPONSORS

EndBullying AK is funded through support from a Comprehensive Behavioral Health Prevention and Early Intervention grant from Alaska Department of Health received by Spirit of Youth.