More ways than one to get involved at NYO

This year, over 500 athletes from more than 100 communities across Alaska will kick, hop, pull, and jump their way to victory at the 2017 Native Youth Olympics (NYO)! For those of us who aren’t young athletes, though, there are … More

NYO 2017: Youth with a Mission Volunteers

“Our organization loves to do service opportunities where we can reach Alaskans, and Alaska Native culture is really important to us because we see that the people have values that line up with our values.” More

NYO 2017: Cassie Quinn, JNYO Coach

We’re celebrating NYO 2017 by highlighting some of our coaches, teams, athletes, and volunteers, starting with Coach Cassie Quinn from Girdwood School. More

Passing the Torch

Howard Sparrow knows the importance of passing the torch. “It’s good to see more youthful participants are getting into judging.” More

Join the NYO Team: Give Today!

Make a donation to support teamwork and leadership among Alaska’s youth Teamwork, leadership, cross-cultural understanding, and respect: These are the values that make strong communities and build tomorrow’s leaders; these are the values instilled and celebrated by NYO Games. And … More

The Team Behind the Scenes

Volunteers come back year after year to keep things running smoothly at NYO If you’re familiar with NYO, you probably know that this annual event draws about 500 students from 100 communities across Alaska for three days of friendly competition … More

One Big Family

For over 30 years, Anchorage School District nurse and NYO volunteer Louise Leonard has been giving back to athletes and coaches at the Games. “Helping each other out, being competitive, and holding each other up—that’s what NYO is all about.” More