Young People of Achievement Awards

Applications are NOW OPEN

2016 YWCA Youth Awards Application Form

Please have all nominations turned in by Friday, September 30, 2016.

New this year, we will be combining YWCA Alaska’s annual Women Of Achievement with the Young People Of Achievement Awards. The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.



YWCA Alaska’s Young People of Achievement Awards

Each year, YWCA Alaska recognizes 10  youth with the Young People of Achievement Award. The Award Recipients are young people who have overcome major challenges in their lives and who have worked to fulfill the mission of the YWCA: eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity to all. We are privileged to have such amazing young people impacting our community and are honored that we are able to publicly acknowledge their contributions!

Congratulations to the 2016 Young People Of Achievement

Awar Mou, East High School
Lorenzo Froehle, Bartlett High School
Kao Lee Xiong, Barlett High School
Catherine Currier, Wasilla High School
Hannah Nelson, Eagle River High School
Brennan Daniels-O’Neal, Bartlett High School
Darrian Traw, Service High School
Brother James, West High School
Caleb Reed, West High School
Lucy Paredes, Service High School
Click here to read their stories!
Do you know someone who you would like to nominate as a Young Person Of Achievement? Please contact Joanna Schultz at