What is the Youth Ambassador Program?
The Youth Ambassador Program is a volunteer opportunity for BC youth and young adults to engage in promoting mental health and well-being amongst their friends, families, peers and communities.
Youth who join will have the opportunity to share ideas and connect with other like-minded youth throughout the year, and to get involved promoting mental health and well-being.
When does the program run?
The program will run from October 2019 - May 2020.
What types of things would I have the opportunity to do?
In addition to connecting with other youth, there will be many opportunities to get involved promoting mental health and well-being. Some of these opportunities may include:
Planning and developing a mental health promotion project with a group of like-minded Ambassadors
Providing feedback on the BC Children's Health Literacy & Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre resources, programs, and initiatives
Joining a focus group on a particular BC Children's or Kelty Centre initiative
Promoting Kelty Centre and partner organization events and resources through your communities (both physical and online communities)
Speaking at Kelty Centre events, and/or helping to coordinate or promote events
Writing a blog post that will be posted on the Kelty Centre website
Identifying and organizing your own activities that you might like to be involved in as an individual or as a group in your schools and/or communities
What are the criteria for participation?
All youth between the ages of 17-25 who live in BC are welcome to participate. The program will be accepting youth with and without lived experience of mental health challenges, and will be looking for youth who are passionate about promoting mental health and well-being. All youth who participate must be willing to commit a minimum of 10 hours to the program.
How do I apply for the program? What is the application deadline?
Applications for the 2019-2020 Youth Ambassador Program will be opening Summer 2019 - check back soon.
If you have any questions about the program, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.