Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Nominate One of Our Youth

National Child Awareness Month Ambassador Program


July 29, 2012

Do you know an exceptional teen or young adult with a passion for creating change? Nominate him or her for the National Child Awareness Month Ambassadors Program, a unique opportunity for service-minded youth, ages 16 to 22, to receive support and leadership training as they develop large-scale service projects that positively impact the lives of young people.

Nominations open through July 29, 2012.

Organizations, community leaders and adult mentors may learn more and begin the application process here

The Youth Ambassadors Program kicks off in September – National Child Awareness Month – with a two-day training in Washington, D.C., where Ambassadors will begin planning service projects. With funding, training, and ongoing support from YSA and the Festival of Children Foundation, Youth Ambassadors will return to their home states to mobilize their peers, engage media and public officials, and raise public awareness around issues affecting children.

Fifty-one Youth Ambassadors will be selected – one per state – creating a powerful national network of young people who raise their collective voice in service to other youth.

Youth Ambassadors receive:

  • A two-day training in Washington, D.C., September 18-20 (travel, lodging and related expenses included);
  • A $1,000 grant from the Festival of Children Foundation to implement a youth-focused service project of his or her choosing;
  • Ongoing networking opportunities with other Youth Ambassadors across the country;
  • Ongoing training and project support;
  • A platform for their cause or issue-area.

Organizations and community groups may nominate youth ages 16 to 22 to represent their state and serve as a Youth Ambassador. Nominees are also asked to complete a short application about their vision for a change-making service project. Nominations are open through July 29, 2012.

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