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LeadOn!

Apply now to attend LeadOn 2019!

Leadon will be held November 15 – 17, 2019 in Anchorage, AK.

This year you will need to apply as a community team of at least two youth and one adult, so find a few friends and fill out the application together!

Click to view and download the application.

Applications are due September 27th. 

Questions? Contact Rae: 907-586-6563 rromberg@andvsa.org

To get up to date information on LeadOn,  like us on Facebook, InstagramYouTube or email rromberg@andvsa.org.

Here are some LeadOn 2018 photos! See more on our Facebook here. 

LeadOn 2017 photos!

Here is a small sampling of photos from LeadOn 2017. To see more head to our facebook.

THANK YOU!

Thank you for an amazing LeadOn 2017! It was an amazing success and the LeadOn team were amazed and impressed by all the youth who attended. If you are looking for mini-grant information please click here2018 Mini-Grant Application and here:  SUSU Recover Additional Grant

And if you have any other questions message Megan! mjuneau@andvsa.org


We are part of the solution!

We need your help creating cover art for this years LeadOn conference! This years theme is “We are part of the solution!” and we would love it if you could send in your art, photographs, and other creative projects to mjuneau@andvsa.org. Please submit your art by 10/16/17.

You can probably do better than what Moo Cow and Prudence the purple duck created.


Thank you for submitting your LeadOn! Applications. We are sorting through them as fast as we can and notification of acceptances should go out late this week or early next week.

Thank you again!


Duck.3000 reminds you that our final application deadline is this Friday (9.15)!

Also, check us out on Instagram and Facebook!


LeadOn! 2017, Applications due September 1st and 15th

Applications available now!

Online applications are now available through here: 2017 Youth Application Online Version

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You can fill it out online, sign digitally, and email it too mjuneau@andvsa.org

Or you can download and print a version here: 2017 Youth Application

And if you are interested in being a chaperone, that application can be found here: 2017 Chaperone Application

To get up to date information on LeadOn,  like us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube or email mjuneau@andvsa.org. Applications are available now! e-mail Megan for more information.


Community Highlight: Opt-In Kiana

OPT-In, an all- inclusive community based youth group formed by a youth for youth.  OPT-In stands for “One Positive Thing (in Kiana)” and their motto is, “Do at least One Thing Every Day!” Since Lead On 2014, Kiana youth have been agents of change in their community. OPT-In Kiana held their second annual conference in April under the theme “Every Action Counts and Creates a Ripple Effect- Choose Wisely”. The youth received funding via a SUSU mini-grant as well as grants from RurAL CAP. Alaska Community Foundation, Teck Cominco and many local and regional donations as well as a huge number of volunteers. In addition, OPT-In Kiana holds weekly planning meetings and Saturday activities.  These alternate from Crafternoons to Gamed Days and youth are developing plans for Traditional Dance as well.  Opt-In Kiana shows how youth can make a positive contribution to their community and how anyone can make a difference in their community.

Take a look and listen at this news article from KNOM radio about the impact Opt-In has had in their community

Don’t forget, you can apply for LeadOn right here.

Photo Credit:Patricia Short

Photo Credit: Jeanne Gerhardt Cyrus

 LeadOn 2017 flyer

Want to advertise for LeadOn in your community? Feel free to download our flyer and send it to youth and chaperones who might be interested.


LeadOn! 2017, November 17th-19th!

Applications available now!

Online applications are now available through here: 2017 Youth Application Online Version

You can fill it out online, sign digitally, and email it too mjuneau@andvsa.org

Or you can download and print a version here: 2017 Youth Application

And if you are interested in being a chaperone, that application can be found here: 2017 Chaperone Application

To get up to date information on LeadOn,  like us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube or email mjuneau@andvsa.org. Applications are available now! e-mail Megan for more information.


LeadOn! 2016, Thank you participants!

At LeadOn, national and local speakers engage youth from all regions of the state through presentations on various topics, including healthy relationships, non-violence, leadership, positive choices and community involvement.

Youth plan and lead much of the conference. Lead On 2016 workshops included:

  • Art for Social Change Leaders
  • Elders in Training
  • Small Rocks, Big Ripples
  • Knowing Who You Are
  • Let’s Talk About It:  Teens Speak Out About Healthy Relationships

You can view the 2016 toolkit here. Youth also created plans to change their own communities, by planning projects with their peers around topics they cared about.

To get up to date information on Lead On,  like us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube. Applications are available now! See above for links or e-mail Megan at email mjuneau@andvsa.org.

Remember how much fun last year was? Check out our digital story below.


Lead On! in the media…

“Alaskan Youth Create Positive Change”- Airn Carl

Lead On! 2016 attendee Airn Carl was featured on local public radio to share her experience at the conference! The high school junior from Kwigillingok spoke about the compelling stories from two Lead On! alumni from Kwethluk who were inspired to return to their communities and create positive change. You can read or listen to Airn’s full description of her experience at Lead On! 2016 here.

“Alaska’s Youth” – Aliy Zirkle

Inspirational Iditarod musher, Aliy Zirkle, joined the team of passionate speakers at Lead On! 2016. In her SP Kennel blog, Aliy describes her desire to support Alaskan youth and how this conference allowed her to do that. Click here to read about Aliy’s experience at the conference and what she shared with attendees. 

“Arctic students take the lead at statewide conference”- The Arctic Sounder

Youth attendee Harding Black, mentor Kimberly Bishop and Lead On! organizer Claudia Plesa share the importance of the conference to motivate and inspire youth leaders in Alaska. Read the full article here.