No Kid Hungry Youth Ambassador
No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in six children struggle with hunger. That’s 13 million kids. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in this nation by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day.
By connecting kids in need with nutritious food, the No Kid Hungry campaign surrounds children with healthy food where they live, learn and play.
We are ending childhood hunger by connecting kids to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and Summer Meals. This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, public officials, nonprofits, business leaders and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. These public-private partnerships work together to identify and eliminate the barriers that may prevent children from accessing existing food and nutrition resources.
Through the support of the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, Share Our Strength has created a program to involve college-aged Youth Ambassadors in the fight against childhood hunger by working with one of our state No Kid Hungry community partners.
For the summer program, partners have two (2) Youth Ambassador per location working on initiatives related to Federal Child Nutrition programs (Summer Food Service Program)
Supporting summer meals sponsor outreach (30%)
Keep Summer Going Campaign (30%)
Community and media outreach (15%)
No Kid Hungry projects (10%)
Social media (10%)
NKH Hangouts and weekly reports (5%)
The No Kid Hungry Youth Ambassadors at the Texas Hunger Initiative - Houston will support the Keep Summer Going campaign and support sponsors to increase site participation throughout the summer.
The Youth Ambassadors (YAs) will promote awareness events for the Summer Meals program, whether it’s kickoff events or spike events in the middle of summer – including media outreach, sending invitations, and event logistics
The YAs will create site-specific marketing materials to increase participation at sites to prevent participation drop-off
The YAs will support data collection to measure the success of the site-specific marketing materials
The YAs will develop a social marketing campaign to reach teens for the Summer Food Service Program
No Kid Hungry seeks enthusiastic, undergraduate college students to join our program as Youth Ambassadors.
The ideal candidate will have:
A great attitude and willingness to work on all kinds of projects
Interest in hunger issues
Commitment to working with diverse communities
Reliability, responsibility, and a good work ethic
Good customer service and interpersonal skills
Ability to work independently
Familiarity with social media
Daily access to a car is required, use of personal laptop and mobile phone required
Youth Ambassadors will receive a stipend of no more than $3000 for over the course of the summer for a completion of 400 hours. The program starts on May 29th, 2018.
Youth Ambassadors will report to a national No Kid Hungry staff member, and a local staff member. Ambassadors will participate in weekly conference calls, complete a weekly report, and attend an online training session prior to the start of work.
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