Through the Youth Ambassador program, youth gain the confidence to be advocates in the field of substance abuse prevention. This includes grassroots advocacy through community mobilization and transformation, as well as advocating at the State Capitol with legislators. Students will leave the program feeling empowered to create change in their community – no matter how big or small!
Youth Ambassadors play an integral role in the overall development and operation of our statewide underage drinking prevention initiative. The Project Director will work together with the Youth Ambassadors in planning and implementing prevention practices and programs, as well as yearly events including the statewide youth conference, Speak Hard, and Prevention Day at the Capitol.
Youth Ambassadors will be expected to serve in leadership roles within their community. They may be called upon often to represent the program at conferences, media events, and other types of engagements throughout their term as a Youth Ambassador.
Members of the Youth Ambassador Program are hardworking and well-versed individuals who have demonstrated their commitment by reaching out to peers, friends, and younger students. Youth Ambassadors shall serve as role models for other students and agree to abstain from using drugs and alcohol.