Wednesday, September 26, 2012

"Sandy's Army" gathers in Washington, D.C.

51 Youth Ambassadors, one from each state and the District of Columbia, gathered in the nation's Capital on September 19 & 20 to celebrate September's National Child Awareness Month.   The group, ages 16 to 22, received funding and leadership training as part of a national collaboration between Festival of Children Foundation and YSA (Youth Service America).

At a reception in their honor on Capitol Hill, many of the Youth Ambassadors were introduced to their elected officials in the House and Senate - leaders who, just like the Youth Ambassadors - believe in service to others.  "These Youth Ambassadors are finding their voice, taking action, and inspiring others to do so as well.  Next year, these newly minted Youth Ambassadors will be invited to mentor the next group," said Sandy Segerstrom Daniels, Founder of Festival of Children Foundation.

Shown above is Sandy and her "army" of Youth Ambassadors ready to get their service projects started back in their own communities. 

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