Youth Ambassador Program
Information & Application

July 12 – July 13, 2019

Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of the Tourette Association of America’s Youth Ambassador Program! The Training for teens 12-17 and their parent/adult guardian will take place on July 12 – July 13, 2019 in Orlando, FL.

The application deadline is to Friday, May 21, 2019. For more information, please contact Natalie Joseph-Pauline.

Dates: July 12 – July 13, 2019
Location: Double Tree by Hilton, Orlando at SeaWorld, Orlando, FL

Training Details

YA Training Schedule:
Friday, July 12, 2019—Arrival Day
YA teams will arrive & check in at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at SeaWorld. That afternoon, there is registration and an informal (optional, but highly encouraged) Meet & Greet for both Youth Ambassadors and parents, as well as Youth Ambassador Rising Leaders.

Saturday, July 13, 2019—Youth Ambassador Training
YA Training starts at 9:00am and runs the full day (with breaks) until 5:00pm.
*Schedule may be subject to change.

YA Training Funding:
Costs associated with the Youth Ambassador Training are listed below.

TAA Funded Teams
Costs covered by the Tourette Association:

Hotel accommodations for the night of Friday, July 12 (additional nights at the team’s personal expense).

  • Training-sponsored meals for YA team.
  • Training program materials.
  • Transportation (e.g. airfare, train ticket, mileage reimbursement, parking) up to $700 for Youth Ambassador Team (YA and Parent/Guardian). Your travel will be reimbursed by the Tourette Association. Please note, travel reimbursement expenses will be capped at $350.00 per team member. However, we recognize that there might need to be some exceptions, in which case prior approval will need to be obtained from Sonja Mason-Vidal (VP of Finance).

Funded Teams
At attendee’s own expense (Costs NOT covered by the Tourette Association):

  • Hotel charges for any nights that are part of an extended stay.

*Please note that spaces are limited.

Questions?  Please contact Natalie Joseph-Pauline at (718) 224-2999 x227 or