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Young People of Achievement Awards


About the Young People of Achievement Awards

Each year, YWCA Alaska recognizes 10 Anchorage 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!

Check out our flyer for the 2015 Young People of Achievement Awards!

This year’s Young People of Achievement Awards will take place on Saturday, April 25th, 2015- join us in recognizing the outstanding youth of Anchorage!

For any youth interested in applying, applications are due Monday, March 16th.  The application can be downloaded here (2015 YPOA Application Form) or picked up in person at the YWCA Alaska office. Completed applications can be emailed to (preferred), hand delivered between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday, or mailed to: YWCA Alaska: YPOA Selection Committee, 324 E. 5th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501.

Interested in recognizing our outstanding youth by becoming a 2015 Young People of Achievement Awards Sponsor? Click HERE for more information!

Questions? Please call 644-9621 or email

Congratulations 2014 Young People of Achievement Honorees!

Pa Le Her, Bartlett High
Abigail Hoellering, South High
Calesia Monroe, West High
Sharleen Emerick, South High
Brynn Johnson, Service High
Cindy Lee, Chugiak High
Rochelle Benton-Edwards, Bartlett High
Manal Sharife, East High
Anita Xiong, Bartlett High
Dee Yang, Bartlett High

Read about the 2014 Honorees here.