Screen Shot 2013-10-14 at 10.38.44 AMAlaska ICE: Empowering Communities to Help Youth Succeed

Alaska ICE actively partners with schools and communities, building positive youth-adult relationships and healthier school and community climates to help kids achieve academic and social success.

Learn more about our statewide partnerships.


2014 June Nelson Memorial Scholarship Winners

jnms logo_2014AASB is pleased to announce the 12 recipients of the 2014 June Nelson Memorial Scholarship! AASB would like to thank the 101 students who submitted an application and the scholarship committee (made up of board of directors and staff) who reviewed them.

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AASB would also like to extend a scholarship to one past recipient based on her essay.
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Nominations open for Alaska Teacher of the Year

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 5.30.09 PMThe goal of the Alaska Teacher of the Year program is to honor a teacher who provides exceptional service to the students of today, the leaders of tomorrow.  Nominate a teacher in your district who exemplifies excellence in the classroom; a teacher who demonstrates the characteristics and professionalism representative of all teachers in Alaska.  Submit his/her name for consideration as Alaska’s Teacher of the Year.

For complete details, click here.

June Nelson Memorial Scholarship deadline upon us

jnms logo_2014This 2013-2014 school year, AASB will award ten graduating seniors each with a $1,200 scholarship to apply toward their post-secondary education. The scholarship may be applied toward the student’s choice of a business, trade, or college institution. Deadline to apply is March 17, 2014.

For complete application details, click here.

Keeping Rural Students Connected in LKSD

computer-35010_640Dan Walker, an Assistant Superintendent in Lower Kuskokwim School District, is highlighted in an Education Week article for his efforts to expand technology and digital connectivity throughout the district.

Read the EdWeek article here. (

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Scholarship and Externship Opportunities

ANTHC-Logo-clear_1Accepting applications now through June 20, 2014

ANTHC $5000 Scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year is now open. Awards go towards the academic Fall 2014-Summer 2015 school year. This scholarship may be used for tuition, books, and fees for professional certificate programs or higher education degrees (Associates, Bachelors, Graduate and PhDs). ANTHC grants these scholarships as an integral part of its long-term strategy to increase Alaska Natives and American Indians in the healthcare field.

For complete information, and to apply, click here.

Pribilof youth researchers honored

prib_studentsTeenagers who say no one takes them seriously should take a good look at the response a group of teens from St. Paul Island got for keeping a close eye on kelp and crab.

The students were honored last week at a gala in Anchorage for their continuous dedication and efforts to tracking native marine species around the Pribilof Islands. The Pribilof Student Marine Research Team, which is made up of more than 20 students, several student marine research assistants, and five staff members, collectively received a youth leadership award for their efforts over the past five years to track several marine species in the area. They were honored specifically for their contributions in discovering a second sample of an extremely rare species of kelp and for research on crab stocks.

Read the full story, written by Joseph Miller, here. (The Bristol Bay Times)

Funds to Expand and Sustain Imagination Library around AK

imagination_libraryMore than 21,000 Alaska children already participate in Imagination Library through 32 local Imagination Libraries serving 110 communities throughout Alaska. This Request for Proposals invites communities to apply for financial and technical assistance to launch Imagination Library in their community.

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2014. For more information, view the RFP here.

Spirit of Youth’s 16th Annual Awards Dinner – April 5th

Reserve your tickets to the 16th Annual Spirit of Youth Awards Dinner Saturday, April 5, at the Anchorage Marriott Downtown beginning at 6 p.m.

Teens from across the state will be honored in 11 categories. Support Alaska’s next generation of leaders and enjoy local youth entertainment and a youth art auction. Visit their website to reserve your tickets.

Read about this year’s award recipients — you’ll be glad you did!

7 Generations Training – March 25-28

Screen Shot 2014-02-19 at 4.32.28 PMCommunities in rural Alaska are faced with many unique and complex environmental issues. Building community strength to identify and solve problems is a powerful process that can lead to a healthier and more sustainable community. The 7 Generations training is an interactive workshop that introduces participants to a community-based approach for developing local environmental plans.

For more information, and to register for the training, visit the ANTHC website.
Registration deadline: March 14, 2014. (View the flyer)

During Legislative Fly-in, school board members, youth visit Capitol

Screen Shot 2014-02-11 at 3.28.48 PMKTVA’s Rhonda McBride did a piece on AASB’s Legislative Fly-in where school board members and youth discussed education issues, and visited legislators on the hill. Read the story and view the news piece at the KTVA website.

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