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Core Purpose

Prevent injuries, promote wellbeing, and improve safety for all Alaskans.

Core Values

Innovative

Collaborative

Inclusive + Respectful

Data-Driven

Strength-Based

We are the Center for Safe Alaskans

In 2018, the Alaska Injury Prevention Center transformed into being named the Center for Safe Alaskans. Known as Safe Alaskans, our name better represents our work and our contribution for and with Alaskans. 

Our story is a winding path stemming from innovative approaches to prevent injuries while also promote wellbeing.  

In 1998, our state’s leading experts in injury prevention came together to discuss how our communities were systematically approaching, measuring, and evaluating injury prevention in the state. With the support of a “Safe Communities America” grant through the National Safety Council, these leaders created our nonprofit, the Alaska Injury Prevention Center.   

For over twenty years we have used a public health approach to identify data-driven trends, bring collaborative efforts into action, evaluate and measure the successes of our programs, and bring more people to the table. 

In 2015, the Anchorage Youth Development Coalition (AYDC) merged into our organization. Now, AYDC is a strong program continuing to serve and empower youth-serving organizations to promote positive youth development so all Anchorage youth thrive. As Safe Alaskans, our organization’s name better encompasses our AYDC program to promote wellbeing for all Alaskans.

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Become an AYDC Member

Membership Levels

AYDC encourages you and/or your organization to make a meaningful contribution to AYDC. Please use this table as a guide for suggested contribution levels, but please give what you are able.

  • Champion Circle (annual budget: over $1,000,000+): $3,000 +
  • Leadership Circle (annual budget: $500,000+): $1,500 +
  • Director’s Circle (annual budget: $250,000-499,999): $500 +
  • Advocate Circle (annual budget: under $250,000): $250 +
  • Individual Donor: $100 +

Donate online here.

For a full list of our AYDC Members, click here.

AYDC supports youth-serving organizations through advocacy, resources, networking, and training to ensure all Anchorage youth thrive. Together, we are creating a community around professional youth work in our broad and inclusive coalition. We’re able to do this because of organizations and individuals like you. Become a contributing member of AYDC to invest in a strong youth-serving community.

Contributing Member Benefits

All youth-serving organizations are welcome to join AYDC programs and gatherings, but by making a financial contribution you are making a collective investment in Anchorage’s youth. Working together, AYDC is continuing to ensure all youth are valued, involved, and thriving members of our community.

Building capacity within organizations like yours and the abilities of your staff is a priority of AYDC. Take the next step and become an annual contributing member organization or individual to invest in our community’s future.

  • 25% discount on AYDC initiatives and trainings,  both AYDC sponsored and on-site training rates.
  • Priority consideration for AYDC grant opportunities.
  • Priority consideration for agency spotlights at monthly Coalition gatherings.
  • Opportunity to  apply for a seat on the AYDC Leadership Team.
  • Free use of AYDC Conference Room (up to 3 times), including SMARTboard and video conferencing technology.

The Anchorage Youth Development Coalition (AYDC) is a program of the Alaska Injury Prevention Center. Your membership contribution will directly support the AYDC program. Become a contributing member of AYDC to invest in the movement beyond your four walls, and sustain and strengthen our collaborative community efforts for youth!

Ongoing Member Services

Training

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. 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.
    • 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.

Resources

  • Extensive Youth Data on AYDC website.
  • Best practice resources.
  • Email Updates sent weekly with your agency’s input included.

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

Join AYDC

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
E-mail: info@safealaskans.org

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Copyright 2018, Center for Safe Alaskans

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Donate

Center for Safe Alaskans and the Anchorage Youth Development Coalition depend on the generosity of donors like you. 

Clicking the donate button will take you to the Alaska Injury Prevention Center and Anchorage Youth Development Coalition’s PayPal account page.

Join Us

Center for Safe Alaskans supports  organizations through advocacy, resources, networking, and training to help prevent injuries, improve safety and promote well-being. Together, we are creating a community around professional youth work, injury prevention and safety in our broad and inclusive coalition. We’re able to do this because of organizations and individuals like you. 

Contact Us

Center for Safe Alaskans

4241 B Street, Suite 100
Anchorage, AK 99503

Phone: (907) 929-3939
E-mail: info@safealaskans.org

Email Us

Events

Copyright 2018, Center for Safe Alaskans