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Homer Teens Create Video on Youth Homelessness

After Lead On, youth in Homer wanted to create more awareness around the topic of teen homelessness in their community. Homelessness can lead to unsafe situations for youth, and teen leaders in Homer believe that they can get the community … Continue reading

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Unalaska Youth Host Community Wide Scavenger Hunt

Lead On! youth from Unalaska hosted an awesome community scavenger hunt! The purpose of this project is to promote youth leadership, respect, and to promote positive youth and adult partnerships between youth and adults in Unalaska.  Through a community wide … Continue reading

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Juneau Lead On! Youth Host TeenTopia Event

Six Juneau youth who attended Lead On! spent months planning a free event for teens in Juneau to connect with one another and learn about healthy relationships. The event, TeenTopia was a huge success with over 150 teens attending. Students … Continue reading

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Sitka Youth Promote Building Relationships with new Poster

Sitka Youth Leadership Committee (SYLC) recently created a poster to bring attention to the relationship between Sitka High School and Mount Edgecumbe High School. The poster asks why the two schools only meet in “battle” and encourages students to connect outside … Continue reading

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Juneau Teens Awarded a Spirit of Youth Award

Six youth from Juneau Douglas and Thunder Mountain high schools were awarded a Spirit of Youth Award in Anchorage for their short film promoting healthy relationships, healthy sexuality and nonviolence. They led interviews, edited footage and put together the final production. Analicia … Continue reading

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Anchorage Youth Host Community Event

Anchorage youth carried out their project by hosting a community dinner, which featured a round table for businesses and organizations to provide resources and engagement and volunteer opportunities for youth. In addition to connecting youth and supporting adults, the community … Continue reading

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Juneau’s Lead On! for Peace & Equality Digital Story

Teens from the Juneau group of Lead On! students have created a wonderful short film on healthy relationships. The film includes a great discussion about boundaries, violence prevention and consent. Watch it below!

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Homer teens shine light on stress, anxiety and depression

Click here to read an article about Lauren Cardwell a Lead On! participant from Homer, Alaska.  The article talks about how Homer teens decided on their Lead On! project, which was to host a community gathering to shine a light … Continue reading

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Teens Acting Against Violence make a film about consent

Watch a great video made by Teens Acting Against Violence in Bethel, Alaska below. In the short film, students talk about what consent means to them.

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Teens Acting Against Violence (TAAV) Learn about Green Dot

This April Teens Acting Against Violence (TAAV) learned about the Green Dot bystander intervention program. Two local health nurses visited TAAV to talk about how teens can distract, delegate, or be direct as active bystanders to prevent violence. To learn … Continue reading

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