Youth Ambassadors



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

For more information go to Healthy Texas Youth Ambassadors

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