- Cama-i, quyana tailuci!
- (Central Yup’ik)
- "Greetings, thank you for coming!"
2020 marks the 10th year of the Summer of Heroes program. Sponsored by Alaska Communications, the program honors Alaska youth making a positive difference in their communities. Kids ages 6-18 are eligible to receive a scholarship and be celebrated for their contribution in their community.
Last year, students across Alaska were recognized for acts of kindness and service, such as advocating for students disabilities, volunteering to make meals for community members, providing service through Veteran assistance programs, raising awareness around bees and global food production, leading after school clinics for students, and establishing funds to help those in need.
Not surprisingly, submissions for this year have included efforts around COVID-19. Alaskan youth continue to step up and help their communities in inspiring ways:
- Creating goodie bags for youth to help keep them fed and entertained during quarantine
- Volunteering at animal shelters and veterinary clinics
- Providing important youth perspective to city government
- Supporting veterans through volunteering at the local VFW
- Encouraging girls through volunteer work with Girl Scouts of Alaska
- Advocating for youth with special needs through the Special Olympics
Do you know a young Summer Hero that deserves recognition? Nominate your local hero through the Summer of Heroes webpage by August 14.
Thank you, Alaska Communications, for recognizing the many Summer Heroes across our state!