The search is on! Now through October 28, we are accepting applications for our 2012 National Youth Advocate. The position is open to people ages 14-17 with type 1 or 2 diabetes who are passionate about our fight to StopDiabetes®.
If you’re thinking of applying, keep in mind it’s all about advocacy – the position is a wonderful opportunity to use your voice and tell others why stopping diabetes is so important. Throughout the year, the Advocate will post updates on the Planet D blog about his or her activities, including meetings with policymakers and elected officials, visits to diabetes camps or their own stories about being an everyday teenager with the disease.
Madison Dodge of Milford, DE is currently serving as our National Youth Advocate and calls the position “the best experience of my life.” She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was five years old and has volunteered with the Association ever since. When asked what she’d tell anyone thinking of applying, she replied, “Being the National Youth Advocate helped me learn more about diabetes and to meet people all throughout the country affected by it. If you want to make a difference and help others, this position is for you.”
Think you have what it takes? Visit Planet D to learn more!