Alaska Communications Summer of Heroes is a partnership program between Alaska Communications and Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska to promote awareness and support for youth development programs throughout the state. Running from May through August 2014, 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 who are making a difference in their local communities.
A hero can be any Alaska youth age 6-18 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
Each year, Alaska Communications and Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska will select five outstanding local heroes based on their nomination forms and short answer responses. Selected heroes receive a $1,500 scholarship and a trip to the 2014 recognition ceremony at the Alaska State Fair.
Watch the 2013 Summer of Heroes Recognition Ceremony at the State Fair
Nominate a youth hero (coming soon!)
Cause-related Sales Promotion
Alaska Communications is donating $25 to Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska for every smartphone sold between May 1 and July 15. The promotion includes the latest 4G LTE devices – up to 10x faster than 3G – giving customers an opportunity to give back while enjoying the latest 4G LTE phones on Alaska’s smartest network.
Buy a Smartphone, Support Alaskan Youth
From its roots as a local telephone company, to becoming Alaska’s smartest wireless provider, Alaska Communications is committed to the local communities where its team members live and work. The company recognizes that investment in our youth and their futures is a critical component of building communities that are positive, healthy places to live. That’s why youth development – including initiatives that provide youth with opportunities for education and leadership, positive environments to learn and grow, and access to technology – is a core focus of Alaska Communications’ commitment to responsible corporate citizenship.
Join Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska in its mission to help children succeed