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2019 Rising Leader & Youth Ambassador Training

Published: April 8th, 2019

Category: feature

The Tourette Association of America  has just announced an additional, LOCAL, 2019 Youth Ambassador applications and training schedule.

The Tourette Association is pleased to announce that we are launching a Youth Ambassador Rising Leaders Program for previously trained and experienced Youth Ambassadors, as well as motivated young adults between the ages of 18-25. On July 12 & 13, 2019 we will be implementing the new YA Rising Leaders Program training at the Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld in Orlando. This Leaders Program will provide an educational experience as well as a chance to mentor the new Youth Ambassadors being trained.

The TAA will be hosting an informational webinar on Friday, April 12 at 3pm ET on the new Youth Ambassador Rising Leaders Program. The webinar is primarily for young adults and older Youth Ambassadors who are interested in the Program, but Chapter and Support Group leaders are also welcome to attend. This will be an opportunity to learn more and ask questions about the Youth Ambassador Rising Leaders Program. Registration information below.

In addition, the TAA will also be hosting another Youth Ambassador Training in conjunction with the Youth Ambassador Rising Leaders Training on July 12 & 13, 2019 at the Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld in Orlando. We are asking all Chapters to share this announcement with their networks.

Roles of the Youth Ambassador:Tourette Association Youth Ambassador Logo

  • 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.

 Rising Leaders Training

  • Training Dates: July 12-13, 2019
  • Where: Orlando, Florida
  • Who: Teen (Trained Youth Ambassador) and young adults (ages 18-25)
  • Rising Leaders Program & Application Information: Rising Leaders Information
  • Webinar Information: Click Here
  • Application Deadline: May 17, 2019
  • Questions: Due to Natalie-Joseph Pauline (natalie.pauline@tourette.org)

Youth Ambassador Training

  • Training Dates: July 12-13, 2019
  • Where: Orlando, Florida
  • Who: Teen (Youth Ambassador) and their parent/adult guardian (ages 12-17)
  • Youth Ambassador Program Information: Youth Ambassador Program
  • Youth Ambassador Application: Youth Ambassador Application
  • Deadline Date: May 17, 2019
  • Questions: Due to Natalie-Joseph Pauline (natalie.pauline@tourette.org)

Follow up with your Center of Excellence for more information.