Youth Ambassadors

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The Youth Ambassador program was created to empower children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) by giving them the opportunity to provide diabetes education to the public while helping Breakthrough T1D and the Southern & Central Ohio chapter by representing our organization and raising diabetes awareness. Our Youth Ambassadors accept the responsibility to represent Breakthrough T1D in public settings and help steward our mission. This program also offers social opportunities to members in order to promote friendships and support of each other.

To apply for the 2023 Youth Ambassador class, click here Applications are due December 5, 2022.

Youth Ambassador Requirements

1. Be between the ages of 4-18
2. Have type 1 diabetes
3. Be willing to share his/her personal story in front of large groups and the media
4. Have a positive outlook on life and diabetes
5. Complete a minimum of 20 hours of participation in volunteer service at Breakthrough T1D events and community outreach activities for the school year
6. Commit to participating in the program for the entire year (Jan 1-Dec 31)
7. Attend four Breakthrough T1D activities (Walk, Gala, Ride, Outreach events)
8. Obtain parental permission in writing to be a part of the program
9. Arrange for transportation to and from responsibilities and activities
10. Be available to attend a mandatory training session and photo shoot


1. Provide health education to community through these various initiatives (when available and age-appropriate):

  • Public speaking and presentations to schools, hospitals, companies, and organizations
  • Production of radio and TV PSAs
  • Participation in chapter outreach activities
  • Photos used for marketing and communication opportunities
  • Written statement from child/family to be used in brochures
  • Be willing to make corporate fundraising solicitations as needed

2. Perform general public relations activities
3. Create awards, gifts of appreciation and other special items for donors
4. Provide office assistance (invitation mailings, etc.)
5. Participate in Gala activities
6. Participate in Walk activities by creating a Walk team and fundraising a minimum of $250
7. Make calls/write notes to Breakthrough T1D donors and sponsors to thank them for their support