National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador Program

Applications open: April 15, 2015 - June 10, 2015

Do you have a passion for community service? Have you worked hard to solve a local problem, and now want to do more? Apply for the National Child Awareness Month (NCAM) Youth Ambassador Program, a year-long program that helps young leaders (ages 16-22) create change around critical issues facing youth today.

The National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassadors Program will kick off this September during National Child Awareness Month. With funding, training, and ongoing project-planning guidance from YSA and Festival of Children Foundation, the NCAM Youth Ambassadors will serve as community leaders, raising public awareness and  change around their issue area.

Fifty-one NCAM Youth Ambassadors will be selected – one per state and the District of Columbia – creating a powerful national network of young people who raise their collective voice in service to other youth.

Program Benefits:

  • All-expense paid, three-day leadership training in Washington, DC - including a visit to Capitol Hill to meet with Members of Congress
  • A $1,000 grant from Festival of Children Foundation to support the development of a youth-focused service initiative
  • Ongoing networking opportunities with other NCAM Youth Ambassadors across the country
  • Ongoing training and mobilization resources
  • A platform to grow your service initiative

Program eligibility requirements:

  • Between ages 16-22, residing in the United States
  • Attendance at training and networking event in Washington, D.C., September 13-16, 2015. Expenses are covered.
  • Participation in Global Youth Service Day (April 15-17, 2016)
  • Collaboration with a sponsoring organization or school
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Youth Service America