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 2013, the program includes two main components – a youth recognition program and Summer of Heroes Smartphone 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 six outstanding young heroes who are making a difference in their local communities.
A hero can be any Alaska youth age 6-18 who has:
- Raised significant funds for a cause
- Saved a person’s life
- Made a difference in school through education or sports
- Made a significant contribution to his or her community
Alaska Communications and Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska will select six outstanding local heroes – five from the general program and one from the employee program – based on their nomination forms and short answer responses. Selected heroes will receive a $1,500 scholarship and a trip to the 2013 recognition ceremony.
Nominate a youth hero
Buy a smartphone, support Alaskan youth
Alaska Communications is donating $25 to Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska for every Smartphone sold between May 22 and July 22. 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.
Alaska Communications is committed to the local communities where its team members live and work. 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
*Did you know? The 2013 Summer of Heroes logo is based on the story of 2012 Hero Shaylee Rizzo of Kenai. When Shaylee learned that hundreds of vehicle collisions with moose were injuring people and threatening wildlife populations, she wrote and illustrated a children’s book about an orphaned moose named Missy. She now visits elementary schools dressed as Missy the Moose, delivering classroom presentations that empower Alaskan kids to make our roads safer.
Check out the Summer of Heroes 2012 winners: