Programs for High School Students


US Arctic Youth Ambassador Program is pleased to announce that they are recruiting for the 2017-2019 Cohort of US Arctic Youth Ambassadors!

The Arctic Youth Ambassadors collectively represent a diversity of Alaskan youth, including consideration for: geographic regions, cultural backgrounds and affiliations, gender, interests, skills and experiences, and organization connections. More about the program can be found here:

and here:

There are three components to the application. Applications must include the following to be considered:

1. Recommendation from the nominator:

2. Commitment from a mentor:

3. Student application:

A nominator should know the student very well and be able to speak to the student’s leadership abilities, strengths, and space for development and growth.

The mentor should be an individual that could be able to :

· Support the student in preparation for public speaking event;

· Help the student prepare and pack for conference/programs;

· Help the student host an exchange with their community;

· Help the student share their experiences with their school or community (e.g. through articles in the press, presentations at community events);

· Engaging the student in leadership opportunities in their local communities;

· Transporting students to and from airport.

It is possible for the nominator and mentor to be the same individual. If this is the case, they must fill out both forms.

The Online links above will also be available here:

An online application is preferred. A paper application is also attached to this email.

Criteria for eligible students:

· Must be an Alaskan Resident.

· Must be within the ages of 17-20

· Will have committed support of a mentor (may be a teacher, coach, counselor, relative, community leader, or other adult mentor)

· Show a high level of maturity, high potential in leadership, and would be successful working with peers from a wide diversity of backgrounds

· Demonstrate an interest in issues relevant to the changing arctic—these issues range from ecology, wildlife, and traditional knowledge to sustainable economic development, national and international policy, and health and wellbeing of arctic communities.

· Are willing and able to travel (with in-state travel expenses covered by the program and some flexibility to accommodate school schedules)

· Students who may not have had these types of opportunities in the past but would contribute and gain a great deal.

· A note about US Passports: Participating in the program may require a valid US Passport for International Travel, of which the participant is responsible for procuring.

The application process will open August 15th and close September 15th, 11:59pm Alaska Time. A review will begin September 15th 2017, and a Final Review will be completed in October 2017. Early applications are highly encouraged. If you have any questions or inquiries, please direct them to US Arctic Youth Ambassador Program Youth Programs Fellow:

Maka Monture

US Arctic Youth Ambassador Program

Anchorage, AK


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The U.S. Arctic Youth Ambassador Program was created by the Alaska Region of the U.S. FIsh and WIldlife Service, the Department of State, and nonprofit partner Alaska Geographic in 2015 under the auspices of the U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic COuncil. The partnership continues during the 2017-2019 U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council’s Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna Working Group.

2017 USAYA NominationApplication Form .docx

AYA_Email Announcement.pdf

Last call!
Date – August 11-13, 2017
Location – Camp Bingle on Harding Lake

  • Airfare for Yukon Koyukuk School District Students & meals are included
  • Overnight at camp Friday – Sunday
  • Open to youth entering grades 8-12

For more information contact Andrea Durny at or (907) 374-9424.


Tanana Chiefs Conference is offering programs for high school students interested in health careers and advocacy. Click on the below links or email for more details.

Hands On Health Careers

Tribal Youth Advocates

AISES is pleased to announce they will begin accepting applications for travel scholarships to this year’s National Conference in Denver, CO September 21-23, 2017.

Award Amount:

Awards will vary in amount and are meant to help cover the following expenses: roundtrip airfare, lodging, and conference registration. Any remaining funds after those items will help to cover other associated travel costs.

Once an award is made, AISES will:

  • Purchase roundtrip airfare;
  • Make hotel accommodations, students will be assigned a roommate; and
  • Send awardees a code to register themselves.

Meals that are not provided at the conference, parking fees, and transportation to and from the airport are the student’s responsibility.  Likewise, expenses that exceed the scholarship amount are the student’s responsibility.  AISES will provide lodging for four (4) nights: September 20, 21 22, and 23, 2017.


Click HERE for more information or to apply.

The application for youth to play in the JOM AK Native Youth Basketball Tournament is listed below and also found on Fairbanks Native Association’s (FNA) website at:

Deadline to submit applications: February 17, 2017. Please share and encourage youth and parents to submit their applications before the deadline!

FNA is also looking for volunteers and coach applications are also attached and found on FNA’s website.

If you have any questions please call Niki Guthrie at 452-1648.

2017 Basketball Flyer 11.3.16.pdf

2017 Coach Application.pdf

BB_App Cert 2017.pdf

The Alaska Summer Research Academy at the University of Alaska Fairbanks will accept applications from Feb. 1 to April 15 for its middle and high school programs.

The academy will be held each day from July 10-21, 2017. Students accepted into the summer program will spend two weeks with a small group and two instructors exploring a topic in science, engineering, math or technology. The program is offered through the UAF College of Natural Science and Mathematics.

Click HERE for more information.

Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (YES!) offered by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED)

The Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (YES!). YES! is designed for Native high school and college-aged students interested in business and entrepreneurship to hone their skills and learn more about what it takes to become successful in business. There will also be sessions to give attendees an overview of some of the basic topics important to success in the business world. YES! will be interactive, so participants should come prepared to discuss their potential ideas and interests, or simply be ready to ask questions to the people who have “walked the walk” in the world of business.

JULY 11, 2016 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino • Tulsa, OK 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
FREE to qualified applicants

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Native American student who are High School and College-aged
  • Interest in Business
  • If Under 18 Parent or legal Guardian consent to participate


  • Download the application for registration form found HERE
  • Complete the application and submit to:
    • YES! The National Center for American Indian Enterprise
      953 E. Juanita Avenue Mesa, AZ 85204
    • Or, email to
  • NOTE: Incomplete / Unsigned Liability Release Forms will not be accepted.
  • Space is limited, be sure to apply early!




Click here to learn more and get started on your application!

Additionally, you can contact (480) 545-1298 for more information, including answers to questions, instructions and guidelines.

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