- A program of the South East Regional
Resource Center, the All-Alaska Academy offers enhanced
learning opportunities for secondary students including
Alaska Close Up, Jr. Alaska Close Up, RSVP,
Training and Government
Arsalyn Program of Ludwick Family Foundation was created
to encourage young Americans to become informed and active
participants in the electoral process.
Answer - Freedom's Answer is a non-partisan,
non-profit program designed to organize high school
students as part of an effort to increase voter turnout.
High school students will be organized in schools to do
three things: Register eligible classmates, contact
neighbors to get them registerd and voting, and volunteer
to serve as non-partisan poll workers on Election
State - The American Legion Auxiliary Alaska Girls
State is a one week "hands on" experience in American
government for girls who have completed their Junior year
in High School. In Alaska the session is held at the
University of Alaska Anchorage. Information and
application forms will be available from your High School
Counselor in the Spring. Interviews with the
American Legion Auxiliary Units will be scheduled by the
local Units. All girls (including home schooled girls)
MUST by interviewed by an American Legion Auxiliary Unit.
Contact your local American Legion for additional
These internships are available for
alumni of the Ak. Close Up program. They help high school
students explore careers through work experience and
- Hugh O'Brian Youth
Leadership - The mission of the Hugh O'Brian Youth
Leadership (HOBY) is to seek out, recognize and develop
leadership potential of high school sophomores and to
encourage and prepare the next generation of of civic and
corporate leadership. HOBY Alaska is administered by a
volunteer committee and the Alaska HOBY Leadership
Seminars, Inc. Board of Directors. Nominations are made by
high school principals.
The six boards
with youth participants are:
Community Service Commission
Board of Education & Early Development
Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee
should submit an application, a cover letter and/or a resume
apply for one of the positions.
10-11 of "The Power of an Untapped Resource: Exploring Youth
Your Board or Committee" for ideas on how young
can be effective as board members.
- Sponsored by Booz Allen
the National Association of Partners in
Education, 20 High School students will be
participate in the Youth Leadership Summit. Selected youth
attend the Symposium along with
approximately 1200 educators, school
business and community leaders from across the country
around the world.
in the Classroom
- Congress in the Classroom is a
national, award-winning education program dedicated to the
exchange of ideas and infromation on teaching about Congress.
Congress in the Classroom is designed for secondary school
teachers and junior and community college faculty who teach U.S.
history, government civics, political science, or social studies.
Constitutional Rights Foundation
-For eight years, CRF's Robinson Mini-Grant Program
has awarded grants of $100 to $1000 as seed money to
teacher-student teams and community organizations for
service-learning projects that address serious community problems.
The grant program honors the late Maurice R. Robinson, founder of
Scholastic, Inc., a champion of innovative education, and longtime
supporter of effective citizenship education.
Amendment School Grants
- Ten grants of $12,000 each will
be awarded to schools by the First Amendment Schools (FAS)
project, a multi-year initiative designed to transform how public
schools model and teach students the rights and responsibilities
of citizenship that frame civic life in our democratic republic.
Education (LRE) Teacher of the Year Award - The American
Lawyers Auxiliary is sponsoring its annual LRE Teacher of the Year
Award. Nominations may be made by any school administrator,
coordinator or director or by any person identified with the
program in which the teacher is involved. Teachers receive a cash
Nominations are due by April 15.
- The National Online Youth Summit, will
offer 35 high school classrooms around the nation the opportunity
to explore a timely topic, making use of web-based conferencing
technology. To apply, visit the summit web site.
- The Southeast Regional Resouce Center is
administering Project Citizen: Alaska, a School Violence
Prevention Demonstration Project funded by the
Civics Education. As part of this demonstration program, free
curricular materials and teacher training is provided for
participating schools and teachers. The curriculum materials
provide learning activities for all grade levels and include We
the people, The
Citizen and the Constitution, Project Citizen,
and Foundations of Democracy. Check http://www.serrc.org/
dates and location of the training.