Youth Ambassador Program

Meet the Current T.E.A.L.® Youth Ambassadors

Program Description:

Tell Every Amazing Lady® is seeking Youth Ambassadors to connect with their peers and community while spreading awareness about ovarian cancer. T.E.A.L.® Youth Ambassadors are inspiring young adults who work with our staff to engage and educate diverse audiences about this important women’s health issue. This Ambassador Program will provide unique hands-on, learning experience with opportunity for building essential leadership skills. Beyond being a great addition to any student’s resume, this program will provide the unparalleled experience of directly impacting one’s own community by promoting life-saving information.

Our Tell Every Amazing Lady® Youth Ambassador(s) will act as a representative of T.E.A.L.® to help expand our awareness endeavors to educate, engage, and empower women and girls in their community to Tell Every Amazing Lady® about the signs, symptoms, and risk factors for ovarian cancer through awareness events, partnerships, campaigns, wellness activities, volunteerism, and additional dynamic opportunities. Community Service Hours available through this program. 

Requirements

Selection will be highly competitive and  determined based an online application process where individuals can self nominate or nominate peers to become a T.E.A.L.® Youth Ambassador.

  • Applicants must be enrolled full-time as a student (grade 8 through college)
  • Requirements include dedication to T.E.A.L.®’s mission and interest in women’s health awareness
  • Complete three (3) steps 
    1. Submit our online application (self nominations or nomination by peer)
    2. Submit resume and at least one letter of recommendation
    3. Interview

Commitment

  • Flexible hours.
  • Minimum of 2 hours per week.
  • Planning will take place between February and June. Most awareness and outreach-related activities will take place in September during Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

By circulating T.E.A.L.®’s printed and digital educational materials (in multiple languages), our T.E.A.L.® Youth Ambassador(s) will spread our message of awareness, early detection, and prevention, mobilizing women to listen to their bodies and take action in their community to promote women’s health and wellness.

  • All T.E.A.L.® educational materials have signs and symptoms for ovarian cancer listed on them that can save a life. Educational materials include our uniquely awareness cards, which explain the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and risks to ask your doctor about. These are disseminated year-round all over NYC and beyond, providing life-saving information.

Our T.E.A.L.® Youth Ambassadors will interact with communities, beginning within their own school, and expand through targeted partnerships with other schools, community groups and organizations, businesses, and medical centers to promote our mission of women’s health awareness with an ovarian cancer focus. Using favorable awareness models used by volunteers and partners at other schools, our T.E.A.L.® Youth Ambassadors can use similar awareness-building activities during September, National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, such as organizing a school-wide teal assembly, bake sale fundraiser, video recording of a public service announcement, starting a team for our Annual T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run, and more.

With the understanding that each T.E.A.L.® Youth Ambassador will start within the framework and core community of their own school to spread awareness, the ultimate goal of this program is to expand the student’s education and collaborative endeavors beyond the individual school setting to target female communities through partnerships with other schools, female-centered community groups and organizations, businesses, and medical professions to join our T.E.A.L.® movement. The long-term purpose will be to Tell Every Amazing Lady® to listen to her body. As a foundation, the goal of this program will be to start in our backyard so that we can ultimately expand into other neighborhoods.