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The Anchorage Police Department is hosting its 4th Annual Youth Academy, June 5-8, 2017

The Youth Academy is a 20 hour course geared toward youth between the ages of 16-18 years of age who reside within the Municipality of Anchorage.  

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Students must pass a background check and (if under the age of 18) have parent/guardian permission to participate.  Students must provide their own transportation.  There is no fee to attend.  Application deadline is May 12, 2017.

APD YOUTH ACADEMY COURSES INCLUDE (but are not limited to):

  • Day in the Life of an Officer
  • School Resource Officer 101
  • Investigating a Serial Killer
  • Dangers of Driving Under the Influence
  • How to Speak Police Code/Dispatch Communications
  • SWAT and Less Lethal Tactics
  • Crime Scene Investigations
  • Investigations
  • K9 Demonstration
  • Cyber Crimes

Participants are required to attend all hours of classes. Upon completion of those hours, participants will receive a Certificate of Participation from the Anchorage Police Department. Participants must be able to have their own transportation to and from the academy. Participants are asked to dress in professional/business casual attire.

For more information on the APD Youth Academy “Pathway to Policing”, visit



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New ASD school allows students to simultaneously earn high school and college credit

The Anchorage School District is accepting applications for Alaska Middle College School (AMCS) for the upcoming 2017-18 school year.

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High school juniors and seniors who attend the school will take courses on the University of Alaska Anchorage’s (UAA) Chugiak-Eagle River campus while earning high school and college credit at the same time. The opportunity to earn college credit is offered at no cost to individual ASD students.



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Prom Dresses for Students in Need

Becca's Closet is an organization which collects formal dresses for high school students who might not otherwise be able to afford to attend prom or homecoming. 

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Items accepted include semi-formal or formal gowns, shawls, shoes or accessories that are appropriate for a high school prom or homecoming.


Teens in need of dresses can browse Becca's Closet's inventory from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Education Center on the following dates: March 25 and April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. For more information, email or visit the group's Facebook page.


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