Building bridges, creating change. 

The Sitka Youth Leadership Committee has started up again for the school year! We are currently recruiting applicants from all three of Sitka's high schools. Applicants should be eager to promote equity and diversity across Sitka through education on healthy relationships, social media initiatives, and campaigns on power, privilege, and systems of oppression. SYLC meets weekly on Wednesdays from 6:15-7:45 via zoom, as well as once a month on the weekends for three hour workshops. For more information, visit   

The Sitka Youth Leadership Committee (SYLC) is a
group of youth leaders based in Sitka, Alaska. 


We are dedicated to building bridges and promoting

respect across cliques, schools, and communities. 

What's happening

On April 24th, 2019, We Launched Our Equity Campaign: Know Your Privilege, Share Your Power:

Watch Our Video:

SYLC's recent campaigns: 

Share More: The Postcard Project

SYLC is committed to promoting equity and diversity. We want to hear from you! We believe that by sharing vulnerable stories, not only can we highlight the diversity that Sitka has to offer, we can build more connections, empathy, and positive relationships among Sitkans. To participate, make a postcard to give the community a glimpse of your story/experience! Submissions may appear on SYLC social media and will remain anonymous.

February 01, 2019

This Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, the Sitka Youth Leadership Committee has been very busy! Keep your eyes and ears open for our radio interview and PSAs, our appearance in the Mount Edgcumbe's "Cuttting Edge" series, and our school morning announcements. We are also excited to launch posters, stickers, and movie theater ads through our new "Healthy Me, Healthy We" Campaign! Learn more under the "Campaigns" tab!

November 01, 2018

Applications are now closed for the 2018 Lead On! youth leadership conference. Please check back in next fall to apply. 

Youth Application - ages 13 to 18

Chaperone Application- Adults

At Lead On!, national and local speakers engage youth from all regions of the state through presentations on various topics, including healthy relationships, non-violence, leadership, positive choices and community involvement. Youth plan and lead much of the conference. Youth also create plans to change their own communities, by planning projects with their peers around topics they care about.  Scholarships are available, but limited, so apply as soon as possible.

This year's conference will be held from November 2nd-November 4th in Anchorage, Alaska. Due dates are Sept. 1st and Sept. 15th and spots are awarded on a first come first serve basis.


Call Julia at 747-3370 for more information.

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