As part of its Summer of Heroes program, Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska (a member of 501(c) Agencies Trust), is proud to celebrate six youth doing outstanding work in their local communities. Five youth heroes at large and one youth hero from the organization’s employee program will be awarded a $1,500 scholarship for their efforts. Additionally, as part of the program, Alaska Communications, a for-profit partner in the program, donated $15,000 to Boys & Girls Club – Alaska to further support youth development in the state.
Summer of Heroes is a partnership program between Alaska Communications and Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska to support youth development programs and honor young Alaskans who are making positive contributions in their communities.
“At Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska, we hope to inspire young people to find ways they can positively impact the lives of those around them,” said Alana Humphrey, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska. “This year’s six youth heroes have donated their time, and in some cases their hard-earned money, to help their communities. We are thrilled to join Alaska Communications in recognizing their efforts.”
The six youth heroes, ranging in age from nine to 18, hail from Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, North Pole and Palmer. The youth will be recognized at local leadership meetings in their respective communities.
“At Alaska Communications, we believe in the importance of supporting Alaska’s future leaders,” said President & CEO Anand Vadapalli. “Together with Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska, we’re proud to celebrate these outstanding young men and women. We’re excited to see what their future holds and are proud to be part of their journey.”
On Saturday, Sept. 8, Kathleen Redmond, Alaska Communications’ Director of Sales and Service for the Business Market, presented a $15,000 check to Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska. This donation will help support the clubs’ programs and expand the organization’s capacity to positively impact the lives of young people in Alaska.
Learn more about Alaska Communications’ work in the community and the Summer of Heroes program at www.alaskacommunciations.com/summerofheroes.
About Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska
Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska has 26 sites statewide, which offer programs before and after school and during school breaks for youth and teens, 7-18 years old, as well as athletics and licensed childcare programs. Mission is fulfilled through guidance-oriented character development activities conducted in safe, warm and fun environments by trained, professional staff. Key programs emphasize academic success, good character & leadership, healthy lifestyles, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation.