Big News from AYEA!


AYEA has some exciting changes to share with you! We are taking AYEA’s life-changing youth leadership model… As you know, AYEA provides unparalleled, life-changing training to Alaskan teens. Youth in AYEA develop powerful leadership skills and inspiration; they understand how our political system works and they advocate for issues they care about. …and expanding our […]

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Hot off the Press- AYEA’s Annual Report!

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Liz Allard, Americorps Youth Leadership Specialist


liz(at) Liz fell for Alaska while here on a teen challenge trip with a summer camp in 2005. After earning a B.S. in Environmental Science from University of Michigan, Liz embraced a transient lifestyle and traversed to Kodiak, Alaska where she worked with local youth as an Environmental Education Intern for the Kodiak National Wildlife […]

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Audrey Pastula, Communications Intern

Audrey Profile Headshot

audrey(at) Audrey Pastula began her college career at Indiana Wesleyan University as a biology major but soon switched to communications after realizing she didn’t want to dissect animals, just pet them. Whilst enrolled in college, she got in with the cool kids of the student-run Creation Care Alliance,  completed her senior project on stormwater pollution education, and […]

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Fireweed Academy Receives Some Food for Thought from HAYEA

HAYEA local food education photo

This year, teens from the Homer AYEA Chapter (HAYEA) spent their time educating young children (grades k-2) about the benefits of local food. Led by HAYEA chapter chair and AYEA Youth Organizer Adella Sundmark, the teens put together a fun, creative, and accurate presentation about what can be grown in Alaska, where to buy local […]

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“AYEA provided that magic”


Emily Brease (Healy, 2012 Graduate) spoke as a keynote at AYEA’s  fundraiser on June 27, 2012 in Anchorage. This is a copy of her inspiring testimonial to the power of the AYEA program.  My experiences with AYEA are best reflected within three quotes. The first quote from the poet D.H. Lawrence, echoes my life before […]

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Goodbye, Claire!


Claire Berezowitz AYEA Program Coordinator, 2011-2012 Bon Voyage and Best of luck to AYEA’s 2011-2012 Program Coordinator, Claire Berezowitz! Claire has been a great asset to AYEA over the past year, leading our first batch of Youth Organizers with their awesome projects on salmon and food, coordinating the 2012 Civics & Conservation Summit, and being […]

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