JDRF Youth Ambassador Program 19/20

The JDRF Youth Ambassador program offers young people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) opportunities for personal growth and development of leadership skills, while creating awareness for T1D and JDRF.  Youth Ambassadors will be selected to represent JDRF in their local communities and help further JDRF’s mission of creating a world without T1D. Child participation is a requirement, but they will need a supportive family and network to help them achieve their goals.

Youth Ambassador Requirements:

  • Age 7-18 years old
  • Must have T1D (and have been diagnosed longer than 3 months)
  • Have the ability to speak positively about diabetes and diabetes management
  • Be willing and comfortable sharing his/her personal story in front of small and large groups
  • Passion for the JDRF Mission
  • Be committed and present throughout the one year term
  • Must attend Youth Ambassador Training (informational meeting)
  • Must Participate in a chapter fundraising program or create your own fundraising event

Youth Ambassador Responsibilities:

  • Write hand-written thank you notes to select donors throughout the year
  • Make thank you phone calls throughout the year
  • Work with JDRF staff to help prepare a speech and present your personal experience with diabetes at events throughout the year
  • Be available to help with posters, videos and as a media contact throughout the year
  • Stop by corporate partners office locations to say “thank you” and take a picture
  • Meet with Congressional representatives about diabetes issues as they arise
  • Other activities to help spread the word about JDRF and type 1 diabetes in our community throughout the year

Contact Sara at snothhelfer@jdrf.org or 213-233-9903 for an application.