Purchase your tickets now and join us in honoring the 2017 Teen Ambassadors of Hope at the Westin Austin Downtown on Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 11:00AM-2:00PM! This year's Teen Ambassadors will be recognized for their achievements in promoting awareness about healthy relationships and teen dating violence and in raising funds for Texas Advocacy Project. Lunch will be served, followed by our program and awards presentation. Don't miss the opportunity to hear our special guest speaker and find out who will be awarded the title of 2017 Teen Hope Ambassador of the Year!
Teens: Make a REAL difference in your community by becoming a Teen Ambassador of Hope!
As an Ambassador, you will earn required service hours for your volunteer endeavors. You will learn leadership skills from a nationally-renowned leadership training instructor and can highlight the success of your campaign in your college and scholarship applications, allowing you to stand out among your peers. By the end of the campaign, you will have made an impact in your community and developed leadership skills that will take you into your future with confidence.
Summary: 40 nominated teens from across Texas will be selected to participate in the 3rd Annual Teen Ambassadors of Hope Campaign. Teens will compete among each other for the title of Teen Ambassador of the Year 2017; three winners (1st, 2nd, 3rd place) will be announced at an awards luncheon honoring all participants. Returning Ambassadors from 2015 & 2016 will compete among other returnees for the title of Legacy Teen Ambassador.
Campaign Goals: 1. promote awareness of dating violence and healthy relationships; 2. champion the mission and services of Texas Advocacy Project; 3. raise funds for Texas Advocacy Project -which provides FREE legal services to victims of domestic + dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking; a portion of proceeds raised will fund an academic scholarship for a child whose mother was a Project client.
Eligibility: Male & female Texas residents; aged 13-19. Applicants should be civic-minded, self-aware, compassionate, self-confident, and motivated; applicants should possess the following traits: excellent communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills.
February 1: Campaign kickoff; Applications + nominations period opens
Friday, March 20: Nomination deadline; all applications must be received by end of day, March 20.
Friday, March 25: Selected Ambassadors notified; all applicants receive decision notification
Sunday, April 23 (10:30am - 1pm): Ambassadors attend a mandatory 2 hour training covering teen dating violence, healthy relationships, personal branding, and fundraising
Monday, May 1: Campaign Kick Off; individual donation pages are live and ready to accept donations
Friday, June 23 (12pm - 1:30pm): Ambassadors attend a leadership training seminar led by Dr. Barry Bales
Friday, July 7: Final day to accept donations. Cash or checks are due at The Project office by 5pm. Online donations may be accepted until 11:59pm
Sunday, July 23, The Westin Downtown: Luncheon for all Ambassadors; Ambassador of the Year 2017 winners announced
Application Process: Candidates will be chosen by a selection committee comprised of members of The Project’s Board and staff.
Applications should be completed on this site or returned via email to: NGill@TexasAdvocacyProject.org
Nominating a teen? Nomination Form
Returning Teen Ambassador? Legacy Form
Teen Ambassadors of Hope Update - 5/25/2017
2017 Teen Ambassadors of Hope Awards Luncheon - 6/12/2017
Teen Ambassadors of Hope Update 2 - 6/13/2017