Wednesday, September 24, 2014

NCAM Youth Ambassadors Unite in Washington, D.C.

Festival of Children Foundation founder Sandy Segerstrom Daniels
poses for a picture with 50 NCAM Youth Ambassadors at this year's National Child Awareness Month
Youth Ambassador training in Washington, D.C., held September 16-18, 2014.

In honor of September's National Child Awareness Month (NCAM), YSA (Youth Service America) and Festival of Children Foundation engaged 50 outstanding teens and young adults from across the nation to serve as NCAM Youth Ambassadors, leading service projects which will create positive change in the lives of other young people.

The NCAM Youth Ambassadors receive a national-level platform for their cause or issue-area, with support from YSA and Festival of Children Foundation.  In addition to funding this program, Festival of Children Foundation also provides each NCAM Youth Ambassador a $1,000 grant to support the development of a youth-focused service initiative; ongoing training, project and technical assistance support; and networking opportunities with other NCAM Youth Ambassadors across the country.

"These teens and young adults are the future of philanthropy.  They understand the importance making a difference and giving back.  Festival of Children Foundation's collaboration with YSA allows us to give these kids the tools to create a powerful youth network that will create lasting change across the country,"  said Sandy Segerstrom Daniels, founder and executive director of Festival of Children Foundation.  

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