YA Program Information & Application
February 26 – February 27, 2021 and March 2 – 3, 2021
Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of the Tourette Association of America’s Youth Ambassador Program! Applications for the February 2021 training are now closed.
Information for participants:
We are pleased to announce that the Youth Ambassador Training will be held virtually! After careful consideration we have made the decision to transition the Youth Ambassador Training and National Advocacy Day to a fully virtual event as the health and safety of our community is our number one priority.
The YA Training and National Advocacy Day will be held February 26 – February 27, 2021 and March 2 – 3, 2021. You will notice we have spread the program out over the course of a week to accommodate for school and work schedules and hope this will make it easier for you to attend. The time commitment is the same as previous trainings; the schedule is just distributed differently.
We look forward to offering the same training, the space to connect with other teens with TS from across the country, and the opportunity to advocate for people in the TS community.
Day 1 – Friday, February 26
Welcome and Meet & Greet
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET
Advocacy Day Preparation
6:30 PM– 8:00 PM ET
Youth Ambassador Training
11:00 AM – 5:30 PM ET
YA Training Schedule:
Virtual introduction and welcome session for the new YA teams to meet each other and begin to build bonds with one another.
YA Training starts at 11:00am ET and runs the full day (with breaks) until 5:30pm ET. Adult Team Members are required to participate during the entire training.
*Schedule may be subject to change.
This session will help prepare participants for National Advocacy Day. Diana Felner, VP of Public Policy, will discuss what to expect on Capitol Hill and essential tips for communicating to ensure that meetings with members of congress are productive and engaging.
YA teams will meet virtually with members of Congress and their staffs. TAA Department of Public Policy will organize meetings for YA Teams and National Advocacy Day attendees.
Costs associated with the Youth Ambassador Training are listed below.
Costs for the YA Training and National Advocacy Day are covered by the Tourette Association.
Please follow-up with your Chapter to discuss the details & expenses.
- Training fee of $200 per person ($400 per team), which covers program costs and materials.
*Please note that spaces are limited.