Youth and Young Adults: Raise Your Voice!

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Opening in September, JDRF is offering two opportunities for youth and young adults with T1D to have their voices heard.

Children’s Congress

Are you living with T1D and between the ages of 4 and 17?


Apply for JDRF Children’s Congress, once again reconvening in Washington, D.C., in June 2023!



Next summer, we will convene 160 youth from across the country and around the globe for JDRF 2023 Children’s Congress (CC) in Washington, D.C. From June 26 28, 2023, selected Delegates ages 417 will have the unique and empowering opportunity to share the daytoday impacts of life with T1D to federal decisionmakers. These Delegates play an important role in highlighting why continued funding for research and affordability, choice and coverage of T1D management tools is so important to our community.

Why should you apply for JDRF 2023 Children’s Congress? In addition to explaining to key decisionmakers what it’s like to navigate the challenges of T1D, you’ll also form lasting friendships with others living with T1D, be inspired by our T1D role models, develop your leadership skills and learn fresh ways to carry on your important advocacy work back home.

If you are interested in applying to represent the JDRF Mountain West Chapter by participating in JDRF 2023 Children’s Congress, you have until November 30, 2022 at 11:59 pm PST to apply! The application is available at Children must be between the ages of 4 and 17 at the time of the event to be eligible to apply.

Help us create a world without T1D by speaking up and sharing your personal story in Washington, D.C.!

For more information, visit the JDRF Children’s Congress website at

If you have any questions, please contact the JDRF Advocacy team directly at


Advocates in Action Council

Are you or do you love someone living with T1D and between the ages of 18 and 26?


Apply to become a member of JDRF’s Advocates in Action Council!








The Advocates in Action Council (AAC) is a group of young adults who are young professionals and community leaders and are excited to actively support the advancement of JDRF’s advocacy priority areas.

JDRF Advocates have helped secure billions in federal funding for T1D research and influenced policy decisions to benefit those living with T1D. Through your involvement in the AAC, you can help spread awareness of T1D and inspire youth to use their voices to share their stories with key decision-makers.

Some of your responsibilities will include participating in national Advocacy initiatives, amplifying Advocacy messaging on social media, mentoring local youths in Advocacy and completing community service projects in tandem with AAC members across the country.

The 2023 AAC term will begin January 1, 2023. Applications open September 1 and any young adults between the ages of 18 and 26 are invited to apply – need not have T1D to do so.

To learn more, visit