Tyonek teen mentors youth, being honored with Spirit of Youth Award

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Submitted by Trinity Standifer

Trinity Standifer of Tyonek is dedicated to helping young people in her community. She is being honored with the 2014 Spirit of Youth Service to Children Award. 

Standifer is a member of Native Youth Leadership and represented her village at Juneau Close Up 2013. She works in her community to provide activities and events for young children who have little opportunity for organized fun. 

Standifer is a positive role model and leader. She provides child-care for several families, helps young students through homework tutoring and mentors many children in her community.

The 14-year-old goes above and beyond to help all people in need, said Bonnie Pierce, campus family support manager for Kenai’s Project GRAD.

“The tribal community asks youth to help make [and] serve Elder meals. Trinity is there to not only help but to round up other youth to help deliver meals to the Elder's doors,” Pierce said.

Learn about all the award winners this year at www.spiritofyouth.org. The 16th Annual Spirit of Youth Awards Dinner is just two days away. Reserve your seats for this inspirational, unforgettable night where young Alaskans from Barrow to Stony River share their stories of overcoming challenges, giving back to the community and saving lives. You'll be amazed at what our state's youth are capable of!

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