ADA Seeking 2013 National Youth Advocate

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is seeking applications for its 2013 National Youth Advocate.

The National Youth Advocate works with ADA staff and volunteers to communicate diabetes advocacy messages at speaking engagements, through the ADA Web site and other media, and directly to policymakers. The Advocate also regularly posts blog entries on the ADA Web site and updates an official Facebook page weekly. Serving on the National Advocacy Committee and attending meetings and events throughout the year to speak to and motivate children with diabetes are also part of the Advocate’s responsibilities.


Applicants must have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and be between the ages of 14 and 17 as of September 16, 2012. Children of ADA staff and children of ADA Advocacy Committee members are not eligible to apply. Applications must include answers to six essay questions, a photo, a letter of recommendation from a nonrelative, and a link to a YouTube video of the applicant speaking or of media coverage the applicant has received.

For more information, and to submit your application, click here.

This blog entry was written by Web Editor Diane Fennell.