Youth Ambassadors

 

  Are YOU interested in becoming a

Healthy South Texas Youth Ambassador?

 

Registration will close as of May 15, 2019.  Please visit us often for the next registration date. 

 

For more information click here

 

HTYA 2019 Application Handbook_Fillable

Why be a Youth Ambassador…

  • To serve as a community health and wellness advocate;
  • Assist County Extension Agents in providing leadership to the youth components of Healthy South Texas;
  • Serve as a leader to implement the Fuel Up to Play 60 program in local schools;
  • Become knowledgeable and skilled in the healthy lifestyles subject matter;
  • Coordinate educational events that will encourage better health in your community.

What will Youth Ambassadors do?  Here are some of the endless options!!

  • Become a recognized student leader in your school
  • Help your school to have a healthier climate
  • Help your schoolmates to make better grades by being more healthy
  • Become active in leadership through exciting Texas A&M AgriLife Extension programs.
  • Coordinate school Walk Across Texas programs and provide assistance with kick-off and celebration events!
  • Introduce Learn, Grow, Eat & GO! To elementary schools in your community!
  • Learn to become a “health and nutrition” advocate by speaking to groups, participating in health fairs, or volunteering with county Extension programs!
  • Demonstrate the smoothie bike and how to make healthy snacks during school assemblies, health fairs, or community events!
  • Be a disease detective and determine the most critical health needs in your community!
  • Receive recognition as a Healthy Youth Ambassador at exciting events

Who? You!

  • Youth must be at least 9th grade students at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year
  • Membership open to all regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, national origin and disability
  • Ambassadors will serve a two-year term, with terms beginning in the later Spring/Summer prior to the start of the school year
  • Ambassadors may serve consecutive terms but must re-apply if they wish to renew membership
  • Ambassadors are required to participate in an ambassador training Ambassadors are expected to attend all face-to-face and online meetings as well as complete the plans and submit reports as required
  • Complete and report 50 hours of leadership, program efforts, or community service projects per year
  • Any costs associated with participating in ambassador training and/or meetings, including travel, registration fees, ambassador shirt, etc., are the responsibility of each individual ambassador

Contact Cameron Peters at cameron.peters@ag.tamu.edu or 979-864-1558 for additional questions about this program.

 

 

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