Arctic Youth Ambassadors

Investing in the next generation of Arctic leaders

Carter Price ‘16 shares his presentation on Unalaska culture with attendees at 2016 Arctic Science Week in Washington D.C. Unalaska is Carter’s home community.

The Arctic Youth Ambassadors Program elevates youth voices in international arenas, empowers future Arctic leaders, and builds a greater understanding of life in the Arctic. By adding their voices to a global conversation about how to sustain our communities, cultures, and the environment, they lead solutions for our communities in the changing Arctic. The Ambassadors have been involved in meetings in the United States and abroad, sharing their perspectives as youth from Alaska to as far as Finland, Iceland, and France. They have pioneered youth involvement in the Arctic by starting their own projects, such as passing resolutions in intergovernmental organizations to creating documentaries about issues impacting their communities. Their stories have been shared in panels, interviews, blogs, and more. The program was established in 2015 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Department of State, in partnership with nonprofit partner Alaska Geographic. The program is currently hosted by the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service in partnership with Alaska Conservation Foundation, and World Wildlife Fund.


Become an Arctic Youth Ambassador

Arctic Youth Ambassadors from the ‘19 cohort finish a hike with Arctic advocates from around the world in Finland for the first Arctic Youth Summit in October 2018. The ambassadors, along with the other youth at the summit, ended the week presenting a resolution they created to the Council of Arctic Flora and Fauna calling for more youth engagement.

Recruitment for the 2025-2026 cohort will begin in the Fall of 2024. 

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