Now Accepting Applications for 2019 Youth Ambassadors




The JDRF Rocky Mountain Youth Ambassador program helps children and teens living with type 1 diabetes share their stories and learn to advocate and raise funds for T1D in their community.


  • Have type 1 diabetes
  • Be between the ages of 5 and 17 years old (as of Feb 1, 2019)
  • Have good attendance and grades in school
  • Be willing to share your story (or learn how to) with the local community at events, fundraisers, and through various media opportunities.

JDRF Youth Ambassadors must agree to attend JDRF events throughout the year including but not limited to:

Type One Nation – March 2, 2019

JDRF Dream Gala – April 13, 2019

JDRF Summer Picnics – June/July date TBD

JDRF One Walks – Denver or Colorado Springs – Fall

JDRF Youth Ambassador meetings – 3 per year

JDRF Youth Ambassadors are the local face of JDRF Rocky Mountain and have opportunities for public speaking, including interviews on television news or local radio.   There are three officer positions: President; Vice President; and Historian.   Officers help coordinate events, create the gala art piece, and serve as leaders and examples for the youth ambassador team and youth at all JDRF events.

If you are interested in applying to be a JDRF Rocky Mountain Youth Ambassador, to get an application and more information please contact Kelli Raleigh at


We are also seeking parent volunteers to help organize and run the Youth Ambassador program.  If interested in serving, please include that in your email to Kelli.