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TEEN INFLUENCERS

HAVE BIG IMPACT & FUN MAKING A DIFFERENCE!

Student Ambassadors play an important role by sharing information within their circle of influence and community about the importance of Teen Mental Health.

About Ambassador

WHAT IS A STUDENT AMBASSADOR?

The key role of a student ambassador is to initiate Grass Roots efforts to inspire peer, family, school, and community participation in the Teen Race of Hope.

A student ambassador is the voice and face of the Teen Race of Hope to Defeat Depression 5k, someone that peers, school administrators, or perspective sponsors can turn to for information about supporting Teen Mental Health and participating in the event.

Through weekly meetings, ambassadors will learn important information about Teen Mental Health and the important work that the Hope For Depression Research Foundation does to find answers to depression. You’ll bring your own unique set of skills and collaborate with other Student Ambassadors to develop and execute plans to involve your school, fellow students, friends and family and request sponsorships and donations. Together, you will create a network of student advocacy and community involvement that will culminate with the NYC Teen Race of Hope in May • 2025 during Mental Health Awareness month.

Submit your Student Ambassador Application today for consideration. We'd love to hear from you!

What Is Ambassador

What DOES A STUDENT Ambassador Do?

HOPE Student Ambassadors will be able to answer questions about the event, understand facts about Teen Mental Health, and present opportunities to participate.

GET YOUR SCHOOL INVOLVED:
Ask your school administration, teachers, & staff to…

  • Share the event school-wide

  • Volunteer during the event

  • Promote your challenge school-wide

    • Largest race team by grade

    • "Wear Yellow" day to show support

    • Compete with other schools for Largest Team

  • Participate by discussing Teen Mental Health

  • Promote the race on school calendars & communications

SPONSORSHIPS & FUNDRAISING:

  • Ask local businesses to sponsor

  • Ask for donation on your fundraising page


BE AN INFLUENCER:

  • Ask your clubs, teams, & social groups to participate

  • Use social media to share race information

  • Build a team for race day

  • Ask your family for support

  • Share why the Race of Hope matters to you

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What Ambssadors Do

What You’ll Earn:

The Race of Hope is an incredibly fun and inspiring event! On race day, you’ll wade in a sea of yellow, surrounded by friends old & new! The powerful sense of pride derived from the gift of your time, and knowledge that you’ve helped others is something you’ll always cherish.

You’ll have the opportunity to meet with other NYC students with the shared interest in Mental Health which will expand your horizons. The knowledge and tools you’ll gain about Depression will be a foundation you’ll be able to use throughout life to support yourself and those you care about.

The powerful benefit of adding the noteworthy role of Student Ambassador to your resume and college applications along with these sought after skills:


BUILD THESE RESUME & COLLEGE APPLICATION SKILLS:

  • Leadership

  • Advocacy

  • Collaboration

  • Strategy

  • Grassroots campaign development & implementation

  • Event Promotion

  • Fundraising

  • Volunteering

  • Marketing & Promotion

What Ambassadors Earn

TIME COMMITMENT

The role of Student Ambassador will require a time commitment that will vary each week from 1-4 hours. You’ll attend weekly meetings that will begin with enrichment about Teen Depression, the race, and build to collaborating with the HDRF team & fellow Ambassadors to develop a plan to engage your school and circle of influence. We’ll ask you that you complete your tasks by a deadline and plan to attend every meeting so we can progress and grow together.


AMBASSADOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Weekly or Bi-Monthly Meetings

  • 1-4 Hours of project work per week

  • Complete collaboration projects by deadline

Ambassador Time Commitment
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