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About Summer of Heroes

Alaska Communications’ Summer of Heroes is a partnership program between Alaska Communications and Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska to promote Summer of Heroes Celebrates 5 Years
awareness and support for youth development programs throughout the state. Running from April through September 2015, the program includes two main components – a youth recognition program and a cause-related sales promotion – highlighted by several events throughout the summer to engage Alaskans and drive participation in a meaningful way.

Youth Recognition Program
Studies show that youth who are engaged in community service tend to do better in school, avoid risky behaviors, and maintain positive relationships with adults and peers. As part of the Summer of Heroes, Alaska Communications is working with Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska to recognize five outstanding young heroes, plus one hero from the Employee Program, who are making a difference in their local communities.

A hero can be any youth who has:

  • Volunteered or raised significant funds for a cause 
  • Made a difference in school through education or sports
  • Made a significant contribution to his or her community
  • Inspired others to take action 

Alaska Communications and Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska will select five outstanding local heroes based on their nomination forms and short answer responses. Selected heroes will receive a $1,500 scholarship and a trip to the 2015 recognition ceremony at the Alaska State Fair.

Cause-Related Sales Promotion

Alaska Communications recognizes that youth education and development programs, such as the programs provided by Boys & Girls Clubs, are critical to helping children succeed in life. During the Summer of Heroes, Alaska Communications pledged $25 to Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska for every new Home or Business Internet contract signed between April 28 and July 15, 2015, up to $15,000 total. This donation will help support Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska’s programs and expand the organization’s capacity to positively impact the lives of young people in Alaska. The final donation amount will be announced at the Boys & Girls Clubs-Alaska's Annual Auction Gala on September 26.

Alaska Communications started as a local telephone company and today is the leader in broadband and IT managed services in the state. As part of its ongoing commitment to the communities it serves, Alaska Communications engages in activities and programs to support causes that are most important to its employees and customers – youth education and development. Through cash and in-kind donations, employee volunteers, and community involvement programs, the company strives to improve the quality of life for all Alaskans.  

Join Boys & Girls Clubs - Alaska in its mission to help children succeed.

Nominate a 2015 Youth Hero

Thank you to those who nominated a youth hero for the 2015 Summer of Heroes program. The nomination period is now closed. The selected heroes will be notified in early August. Join us at the Alaska State Fair on Aug. 30 when we announce the 2015 Youth Hero honorees.

Do you know a young person who is making a difference in his or her community? Nominate them for the 2015 Summer of Heroes program!

Any youth who meet the following criteria can self-nominate or be nominated by someone they know. This could be a parent, guardian, sibling, teacher, coach, mentor, friend or anyone who has a relationship with the child and believes they should be recognized as a local hero.

  • A hero in their local community, as defined above
  • 6 - 18 years old
  • A resident of Alaska

Submitting the Nomination

Submit the completed nomination form via the online form, via email to SummerofHeroes@acsalaska.com, or in person at a Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska location by the deadline: 5 p.m. AKDT on July 15. Late submissions will not be considered.

Important Dates

April 28

 

Nomination period opens. Forms are available online and at Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska Clubhouses. 

 

July 15

 

Nomination period closes. Completed forms must be submitted online or in person by 5 p.m. AKDT

 

Week of Aug. 5

 

Selected heroes are notified

 

Aug. 30

 

Sept. 26

Heroes are recognized during a special ceremony

 

Annual Boys & Girls Clubs-Alaska Annual Auction Gala

See the Official Rules for additional details

Sales Promotion to Support Youth Development Programs

Alaska Communications recognizes that youth education and development programs, such as the programs provided by Boys & Girls Clubs, are critical to helping children succeed in life. During the Summer of Heroes, Alaska Communications pledged $25 to Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska for every new Home or Business Internet purchase between April 28 and July 15, 2015, up to $15,000 total. The final donation amount will be announced at the Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska’s Annual Auction Gala on September 26.

This donation will help support Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska’s programs and expand the organization’s capacity to positively impact the lives of young people in Alaska.

Customers can also donate directly to Boys & Girls Clubs-Alaska by clicking here.

Partners
Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska
Alaska's leader in youth development, Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska is the official Alaska Communications charity partner for the annual Summer of Heroes program. Through its programs and services, Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska empowers and inspires the diverse youth of Alaska to realize their full potential by offering them hope, opportunity, and a safe environment.

Alaska Communications in the Community
Alaska Communications started as a local telephone company and today is the leader in broadband and IT managed services in the state. As part of its ongoing commitment to the communities it serves, Alaska Communications engages in activities and programs to support causes that are most important to its employees and customers – youth education and development. Through cash and in-kind donations, employee volunteers, and community involvement programs, the company strives to improve the quality of life for all Alaskans.
More information can be found on the company's website at www.alaskacommunications.com.

For questions on the Summer of Heroes program, please contact:

Hannah J. Blankenship
Associate Manager, Corporate Communications
Alaska Communications
907-564-1326

For up-to-date information on Summer of Heroes and events, connect with Alaska Communications on Facebook and Twitter.

For questions on Boys & Girls Clubs - Alaska’s youth development programs and how you can help make a difference in the lives of young people, please contact:

Jennifer Brown
Director of Development & Communications
Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska
907-249-5407

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