Storytelling at the POWER Center!

Mental Health Advocacy Through Storytelling will be hosting weekly drop-in story-telling workshops for Anchorage teens at the POWER Center, beginning June 24th!

  • What: Weekly storytelling workshops, to help young people develop a personal story of their choosing
  • When: Every Friday, 2:30 – 4:30 pm
  • Where: 2610 Arctic Boulevard, the new POWER Center!
  • Bring: Yourself! Everything else provided
  • Cost: Free! But you might get some snacks and free swag

About the new POWER Center

We are now open in our new POWER Center space at 2601 Arctic Boulevard! We have showers and laundry on site for youth who need it, space for lounging, playing games, doing crafts, cooking, and working on computers.

rack with clothing
Clothing closet
shower stall
We now have showers!
pool table
Play a little pool?
Fusbol table
Or do you prefer Fusbol?
two cozy chairs with table
Reax, read a book!
modern kitchen
Our new kitchen is swanky !
cabinet with lots of food on labeled shelves
– AND stocked with food
two couches facing TV on wall
Lounge for while


MHATS is a youth-led, youth-founded group of Anchorage high school students. A twelve week program runs twice a year, overlapping with the fall and spring school semesters. Youth facilitators (people who’ve already gone through the program) lead meetings once a week for two hours. They teach and guide conversations on mental health and storytelling, and help participants develop their own stories of mental health struggle/triumph. Storytellers share the story they’ve developed at the end of the session during a final live event in the style of Arctic Entries/Storyworks/the Moth. Learn more!