KHS Shakesbears are AK Spirit of Youth grant winners!
On Tuesday, the KHS Shakesbears won a $1500 grant from the Alaska Spirit of Youth and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services as part of their competitive COVID-19 Youth Messaging Grant.
A group of teen Spirit of Youth judges awarded the Shakesbears for their proposed project to produce a podcast that encourages positive activities and mental health to reach their peers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Shakesbears are partnering with KMXT to produce a four-episode interview podcast series called "Jared Talks to Teens" that will feature improv comedy and some wacky characters.
The podcast will be produced over the next few weeks, air on KMXT, and then archived in other podcast mediums and made available to other statewide radio outlets. The grant will be used to compensate teen podcast producers and writers, and for recording equipment and KMXT staff assistance.
We're really excited about this new opportunity that will broaden the Shakesbears' theatrical reach across the state!