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About Summer of Heroes

Partnership Program

Summer of Heroes 2016

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 April through September 2017, 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 meaningful participation.


Making a Difference Nominate a Youth

Thank you to those who nominated a youth hero for the 2017 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. 27 when we announce the 2017 Youth Hero honorees.


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. Based on their nomination forms and short answer responses, selected heroes will receive a $1,500 scholarship and a trip to the 2017 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 contributed $25 to Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska for every new Unlimited Internet or Business Internet sign up between April 25 and July 17, 2017, 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 Great Futures Gala in September.


Meet the 2016 Hero Honorees

Stay tuned for information about our 2017 Summer of Heroes winners on August 28, 2017.

Alaska Communications and Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska are proud to recognize the 2016 Summer of Heroes honorees. The six youth heroes – five from the general program and one from the employee program – were selected from numerous youth nominations received from communities across the state.

This year’s honorees are Adam Skelton of Anchorage, McKenzie Brown of Noorvik, Michaiah Youngblood of Kiana, Tatiana Ticknor of Anchorage, Robert Martin of Homer and Jenevia Wika of Anchorage.


Be Involved Contact Us

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

For questions on the Summer of Heroes program please contact:

Hannah J. Blankenship
Manager, Corporate Communications
Alaska Communications

For questions on Boys & Girls Clubs–Alaska please contact:

Jennifer Brown
Director of Development & Communications
Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska

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