Arctic Youth Ambassadors

Investing in the next generation of Alaska’s conservation leaders

The Arctic Youth Ambassadors program brings together diverse youth ages 18-21 from across Alaska to serve as ambassadors for their communities and country by building awareness at home and abroad about their lives in the Arctic. The program aims to elevate youth voices in international arenas, empower future Arctic leaders, and build greater understanding about life in the arctic. By adding their voices to a global conversation about how to sustain our communities, cultures, and the environment, the Arctic Youth Ambassadors lead solutions for our communities in a changing Arctic. They have been involved in meetings in the United States and abroad, sharing their perspectives as youth from Alaska 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.


The 2023-2024 Cohort:

Ambassadors for the upcoming cohort will participate in a variety of in-person and virtual programs and projects in Alaska and with other Arctic nations, and are expected to:

  • Participate in orientation programming, with some virtual sessions beginning in December 2022 and an in-person summit in Anchorage January 13-16, 2023

  • Share stories from Alaska about their culture, lifestyles, and the changing Arctic through local and national media

  • Attend Arctic-related trainings and seminars

  • Engage in exchanges between rural and urban communities, with the possibility of international exchanges

  • Participate in meetings and professional conferences that are expected to require travel within and outside of Alaska

  • Attend virtual video-based meetings, trainings, and events

Apply to join our next cohort

Applications for our 2023-2024 cohort are now open. To see if you’re eligible and to apply please visit the link below.

Application & Eligibility Requirements


Donate to the Arctic Youth Ambassador program!

This influential program could always use additional support.