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Now Accepting Applications to be a 2018-2019 Youth Ambassador

Narcolepsy Network (NN) is now accepting applications for the Youth Ambassador Program. This is a national program designed to train promising young members of NN to advocate for people with narcolepsy. Youth Ambassadors will learn how to be leaders and representatives of NN all while building friendships to last a lifetime.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be between the ages of 15 and 22 during the 2018-2019 school year
  • Commit to reading training materials prior to attending training
  • Be willing to speak in public, give presentations, and share your story
  • Be a member of Narcolepsy Network

Additionally, each Youth Ambassador (YA) is expected to complete at least three advocacy activities. Some examples include:

  • Present to a group of ten or more people (through school, support group, religious organization, etc).
  • Hold one community fundraiser for NN (car wash, walk, bake sale, etc.).
  • Attend an advocacy event and publish one article about it.
  • Create one piece of art/poetry/journal entry and share it online.

Training for the YA Program will take place on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 9:00 AM-5:30 PM at the Westin Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Indiana (before the start of the Annual Conference). There is a $99 fee for all participants in the program. Each YA will be responsible for travel and hotel expenses. Lunch will be provided on the day of training. Scholarships are available.

To read more about the requirements of the Youth Ambassador Program or to apply online, please see this linkApplications must be submitted online by September 8, 2018. Acceptance to the program will be based on availability. Applicants under 18 years old must also have a parent or legal guardian submit this form. All applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the program by September 15, 2018. Questions about the program can be emailed to Sharon O’Shaughnessy or Keith Harper.

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Date Created: July 1st, 2018
Last Updated: August 13th, 2018

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