Anchorage Youth
Development Coalition

Become an AYDC Member

Our ultimate objective is clear: to ensure every young person in Anchorage thrives by supporting the individuals and organizations that work with youth to integrate positive youth development approaches. Together, AYDC is at the forefront of propelling strength-based, positive youth development strategies through our commitment to advocacy, resource sharing, networking, and professional learning in our community. Fulfilling this vision is only possible through your incredible support. By becoming a contributing member of AYDC, you’re not just supporting a united youth-serving community; you’re investing in the future of youth. Become a contributing member today and support positive transformation in our community–together, we can make a profound impact!  

Frequently Asked Questions

All members enjoy:

Discounts: 25% discount on Second Order Change 

Priority Consideration for Agency Spotlights: Gain the spotlight at our monthly coalition gatherings by presenting your agency’s impactful work in youth development. 

Free Use of AYDC Conference Room: Access our fully equipped conference room, featuring a SMARTboard and video conferencing technology, up to 3 times within a membership year. Reach out to reserve and learn more. 

Recognition on the AYDC Website, Newsletter, and Safe Alaskans Annual Report: Recognition on the AYDC website, newsletter, and Safe Alaskans annual report 

Exclusive AYDC Merchandise: Members receive an exclusive AYDC tote bag, travel mug, notebook, and pen as part of their membership benefits. 

We recognize everyone has a different financial capacity and ability to give. We welcome and encourage contributions at any amount that is meaningful to you. The following are suggested one-time amounts: $100, $250, $500, $1000 or Other.

2024 AYDC Membership and benefits expire on 12/31/2024. 

AYDC Memberships are tax deductible. Your AYDC Membership financial contribution will directly support AYDC housed at Center for Safe Alaskans.

You’ll receive a letter of gratitude via email that functions as your receipt. A hard copy can be mailed at your request. 

Contribute Online 

To make a payment online, Complete the  Online Membership Contribution Form. (Note: if paying with Venmo, please use the Membership Contributions by Mail Form.)

Contribute by Mail 

To make a payment offline, Complete the Membership Contributions by Mail Form.

Accepted Payment Methods 

  • Credit or Debit Card 
  • PayPal  
  • Venmo
  • Check 

Please note that we can also send an invoice at your request. 

AYDC Membership financial contributions will be used to support AYDC operations and programmatic initiatives.

Please contact Emmanuel Portillo at or (907) 215-6982. To stay updated on all things AYDC, sign up for the AYDC Newsletter. Thank you! 

Ongoing Member Services


AYDC sponsors a range of trainings to help your organization build capacity to provide quality programs and services. Member organizations can arrange AYDC trainings at your sites or locations at a discounted rate. More details here.

Topics include:

  • Youth Voice
  • Best Practices in Prevention
  • Developmental Assets
  • Peer Education
  • Social Media Strategies
  • Cultural Competence
  • Effective Communication
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Results Based Accountability

Networking + Advocacy

    • Monthly gatherings of the Full Coalition for training, information and networking.
    • Opportunity to participate on AYDC Leadership Team to provide strategic guidance to the coalition.
    • Organizational development guidance and assistance, as well as advocacy.
    • Collaborative funding proposal coordination and grant writing technical assistance.
    • Cooperative planning for youth service programs and service evaluation.


  • Extensive Youth Data on AYDC website.
  • Best practice resources.
  • Email Updates sent weekly with your agency’s input included.
  • Coalition pass-through funding in mini-grants, as allowed. 

AYDC Updates

Sign up for Anchorage Youth Development Coalition’s weekly newsletter. Stay connected with the youth-serving community’s latest events and opportunities by joining us today.

Donate Now

When you make a contribution to AYDC, you are investing in Anchorage’s future. Make a special contribution today. 

Clicking the donate button will take you to our Safe Alaskans PayPal account page


The Anchorage Youth Development Coalition supports  organizations to advance positive youth development. Become a contributing coalition member to build a community of professional youth work for all young people.

Contact Us

Center for Safe Alaskans

4241 B Street, Suite 100
Anchorage, AK 99503

Phone: (907) 929-3939

Email Us


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