Illinois Chapter

Youth Ambassadors

The JDRF Illinois Chapter Youth Ambassadors are children and teens with type 1 diabetes (T1D), between the ages of 9 and 16, who are involved with the educational and volunteer efforts of JDRF Illinois.

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The Youth Ambassador Program for JDRF Illinois empowers young leaders to develop leadership skills while supporting fundraising and awareness efforts for JDRF. Youth Ambassadors will be selected to represent JDRF in their communities and will support the JDRF vision of a world without T1D.

Applications are open to join the Youth Ambassador program for 2020-21! Would you like to work with other young leaders to spread awareness and help turn Type One into Type None?

If you are between the ages of 9-16 and would like to:

  • Speak in front of audience
  • Volunteer to support and represent JDRF at events
  • Socialize with other T1D kids or teens
  • Make a DIFFERENCE!

…..then the Youth Ambassador Program is for you!

What does it take to be a Youth Ambassador?

  • Ages 9-16 years old
  • Have T1D
  • Be willing to share his/her personal story in front of small/large groups
  • Have a positive outlook on life and diabetes
  • Complete volunteer service at JDRF and community outreach events throughout the 2020-21 calendar year
  • Annual fundraising requirement
  • Ability to communicate with JDRF Staff
  • Obtain parental permission
  • Minimum Two year term
  • Click here for more info.

Interested in becoming a JDRF Illinois Youth Ambassador? Download the application above and return to Lindsey Riley and Ashley DiMiceli by December 2, 2019.

If you have any questions about the JDRF Youth Ambassador Program or would like a Youth Ambassador at your JDRF event or fundraiser, please contact Lindsey or Ashley today!

Meet the 2020-21 JDRF Illinois Youth Ambassadors!

Shai Argentar
Sydney Barton
Paul Baudouin
Jake Berger
Klaire Bertrand
Emma Bird
Amanda Brooks
Josie Edlefson
Mackenzie Engel
Lauren Gallagher
Eisleigh Harding
Matt Howe
Quincy Hurley
Vanessa Johnson
Caroline K.
Jessica Kohut
Emily Lubek
Katie Marchione
Safiya Menk
Emma Moore
Teagan Murphy
Rauri O’Hara
Charlie Sexton
Maddy Shalin
Jensen Stoneking
Faye Taylor
Lila Tellone
Maya Warhaftig
Preston Wright

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