Young Ambassador Program
for teens age 14-18
The Young Ambassador program provides eager volunteers an opportunity to support our programs and community presence when they haven't yet met the volunteer age requirements.
Young Ambassadors raise funds, gather supply donations, & speak at community events on behalf of For a Day. They receive mentorship directly from For a Day's executive leadership. And they are preparing skills that very few opportunities afford them at a young age: public speaking, professional communication & presentation, community relationship-building & goal setting.
Email inquiry at foraday dot org to learn more about the program.
See what our Young Ambassadors are up to in their community:
On February 26th, I supported the Children's Miracle Network at IHOP with my little pageant sister, Ember. We laughed, ate pancakes and talked about how we can help the kids under the For A Day Foundation. Ember said she wanted to help. She collected 20 crowns from some of her friends to help support the cause. I collected 20 as well; I had to match my little counterpart.
We secured a sponsorship with the Waffle House to provide all of the breakfast food for our event (Bunny Breakfast Benefit). We also had to move the date to 3/31/2018 to accommodate the sponsors.
Last week, my mother and I came up with a list of businesses to approach for sponsorship. I am visiting them in person and mailing letters to ask for their support. I'm also applying for a teen volunteer job with the UK hospital for the summer. They only accept teens during the summer and open the application process for 30 days, so I am excited to see if I am accepted.
The first week of connecting with the Director of the foundation, measurable goals were established. I will help bring awareness to the community about the national program and support the Director with fundraising efforts to purchase tiaras, nail polish, and make-up for the organization as a whole.
- I've set a goal to host a Benefit Breakfast to support the foundation on March 24, 2018 in Lexington, KY.
- I've partnered with a pageant director in Atlanta, Georgia to host a tiara drive in October 2018.
- I'm currently raising funds online through my Facebook Fanpage and a virtual tiara drive.
A huge thank you to St. Vincent's for dedicating the December Bake Sale to For a Day - it brought in $133! That brings my fundraising total to $333!
Since I started representing For a Day to my community, I've raised $920! This has been through a combination of approaching individuals and small businesses to support our mission and through matching donations from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Looking forward to making more connections and bringing more supporters to the cause in 2018!
On Saturday we went out on our first run to ask for donations! I was very nervous, so we decided that we would go to Macy's and ask for makeup. And it was great! Here's what happened:
We got to Macy's and decided that we would go to one of the makeup sections (Lancome) to see what they do with makeup that does not sell. We talked to one of the workers and she said that she would call the manager down because she (the worker) did not know. The manager came down and she was so sweet! She said that what they do is they send it back to the factory. Then we started telling her about For A Day. She was so touched, she started to get teary eyed! She asked us if Macy's could possibly partner with us! We're now in discussions about the possibilities for future partnerships. It was an absolute DREAM to get that kind of response on our first time going out!!!
I'm making it public! I originally set my goals as a young ambassador to raise $200 and obtain 50 bottles of nail polish to donate towards the local chapters that need them the most. Just a few days into it, I reached my monetary goal! So, I've doubled it from $200 to $400!