Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska is proud to work with Alaska Communications to announce the 2015 Summer of Heroes program. Celebrating its five-year anniversary, this program aims to promote awareness and support for youth development programs throughout the state.
Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska, together with Alaska Communications, recognizes five young heroes each Summer, plus one hero from the Alaska Communications Employee Program, between the ages of 6 and 18 who are making a difference in their local communities. The 2015 final heroes will each receive a $1,500 scholarship and a trip to a special recognition ceremony at the Alaska State Fair. The nomination period runs from April 28 to July 15, 2015.
A hero can be any youth who has:
- Volunteered or raised significant funds for a cause
- Made a difference in school through education or sports
- Inspired others to take action
- Made a significant contribution to his or her community
Last year, our very own Sharhan Sylva was one of the recipients of the award!
Do you know a young person doing something heroic in his or her community? Obtain a nomination form after April 28 by visiting the Summer of Heroes website, or picking one up at your local Clubhouse.
Don’t have a hero to nominate?
You can still participate in the program. During the Summer of Heroes, Alaska Communications will contribute $25 to Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska for every new Home or Business Internet contract signed between April 28 and July 15, 2015, up to $15,000 total. This donation will help support Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska’s programs and expand our capacity to positively impact the lives of young people in Alaska.
Alaskans can also make individual or business donations directly to Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska by visiting www.alaskacommunications.com/summerofheroes.
Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska
2300 West 36th Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska 99517