Become a JDRF Youth Ambassador!

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The JDRF Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter Youth Ambassadors are children and teens with type 1 diabetes (T1D), between the ages of 6 and 17, who are involved with the educational and volunteer efforts of JDRF Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter.

The Youth Ambassador Program for JDRF Kentucky and Southern Indiana 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, supporting the JDRF vision of a world without T1D. Individuals selected for this program should have a positive outlook of T1D and JDRF, excitement and willingness to engage others, and have a supportive family and network to help them achieve their goals.

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 6-17 and would like to:
 Speak in front of audiences
 Volunteer to support and represent JDRF at events
 Socialize with other T1D kids or teens
…..then the Youth Ambassador Program is for you!

Fun Stuff!
 Only 20 Youth Ambassadors will be selected
 Fun activities will occur throughout the year
 Parents will be notified via email of activities prior to the event and will RSVP for their child on an event basis

REQUIRED Youth Ambassador Activities:
 Youth Ambassador Orientation – Saturday, January 18 in Louisville
 Louisville Walk – September/October Dates to be announced soon
 One peer to peer fundraising opportunity
 One speaking engagement (Opportunities provided by JDRF)

ADDITIONAL Youth Ambassador Opportunities:
Event (Gala, Walk, Etc.) Thank You Parties
Event (Gala, Walk, Etc.) Launch/Kick-off Parties
Outreach events (Research updates, health fairs, etc.)
Though the JDRF Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter Youth Ambassador Program is limited to 20 participants, there are many exciting and meaningful ways that kids and teens can participate as a volunteer throughout the year (including the events listed above). Applicants who are not chosen should feel empowered to reapply.

What does it take to be a Youth Ambassador?
 Ages 6-17 years old at time of application
 Have been diagnosed with T1D for 12 months or more at start of term
 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 2019 calendar year
 $2,000 annual minimum fundraising requirement
 Ability to communicate with JDRF Staff
 Obtain parental permission
 Two year term*
Parent support is typically necessary; however, child involvement is a must!

Apply today! Youth Ambassador Application 2020
Applications due December 9, 2019. Selections will be announced before the end of the year.


Contact Andrea Shepherd at 502.653.6583 or