Teens invited to apply to become youth ambassadors

Students who participated in the Madison County Prevention Youth Ambassador program during the 2022-23 school year were: (from left) Sean Johns from London High School (LHS), Athena Powell (LHS), Isabella Kerry (LHS), Emma Mounts (LHS), Emma Wethington (Madison-Plains), Ariel Cochrane (LHS), and Mackenna Mitchell (Madison-Plains).

(Posted July 11, 2023)

Madison County Prevention is seeking applicants for its youth ambassador program for the 2023-24 school year. Originally launched in 2020-21, the program is an opportunity for high school students to make a positive impact among their peers.

Youth ambassadors receive leadership training and development. They use the training to participate in and/or create activities and initiatives designed to improve teens’ well-being county-wide and regionally. In some cases, they work with youth ambassadors from Clark and Greene counties.

Students in grades 9-12 in Madison County are eligible to apply. Those selected to participate receive a $500 college/trade school scholarship and may be eligible for other awards and recognition.

For an application, go to https://www.madisoncountyprevention.org/youth-ambassador. For more information, contact Amanda Hampton, a certified intervention specialist with Madison County Prevention, (740) 852-6342 or amanda.hampton@madison.oh.gov.

A training is planned for Aug. 10, and a Teen Night is in the works for early September.

The program is supported by local donations and funding from the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Clark, Greene, and Madison Counties.

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