2019 TAA Youth Ambassador Applications
If chosen as a Youth Ambassador, a youth will have an opportunity to discuss Tourette syndrome and Tic Disorders in Congress during their training dates during their “Trip to the Hill.” This program not only serves to as an opportunity to advocate for your community, but also a great way to learn skills for leadership.
Roles of the Youth Ambassador:
- Giving peer to peer presentations (schools, after-school clubs, scout meetings, athletic team meetings), etc.
- Informing the schools at which they present of the availability of a Chapter representative who can come in to educate staff.
- Increasing awareness and understanding of Tourette & tic disorders in your community
- Increasing media attention. Many newspapers print the press releases that Youth Ambassadors send them before and after their training.
- Assisting Chapter/Support group meetings and events
- Being mentors to youth with TS.
- Representing the Chapter at Capitol Hill during National Advocacy Day.
- Writing to and meeting with politicians locally.
- Enhancing fundraising efforts.
Follow up with your Center of Excellence for more information.