The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is looking for
the 2014 National Youth Advocate. The ADA is leading the fight against the toxic consequences of diabetes and fighting for those
affected by diabetes. The ADA funds research for prevention, cure and managing
diabetes, as well as provide information to hundreds of communities.
Youth (ages 14-17) can now apply to be the youth advocate
for the ADA. Potential advocates must commit to a
one-year term as the American Diabetes Association’s National Youth Advocate.
The commitment will include an opportunity to attend a training at the American Diabetes
Association National Office in Alexandria, VA in January 2014. The advocate
would work in coordination with a staff and would communicate diabetes advocacy
messages as directed by ADA staff via speaking engagements, ADA website, and media. The youth advocate also has a chance to work directly with policymakers. The advocate will travel to diabetes camps throughout
the year and speak to and motivate youth and adults around the country about
how to make a difference in the fight against diabetes.
Submissions will include an online
application, essay question, letter of recommendation from a non-family
member, and a video of yourself or media coverage you have received.
Application Deadline: September 20, 2013
Application can be filled out at the link: http://main.diabetes.org/site/PageServer?pagename=AC_NYAApp&loc=ContentPage-aboutnya&s_src=ContentPage-aboutnya&s_subsrc=dorg
All portions of the application are submitted by
email to NYA@diabetes.org.