Become a Student Ambassador!
Cancer Pathways’ Ambassador program is for students and teens who inspire others in their community and bring new energy to our efforts to ensure that no one faces cancer alone. Ambassadors are integral leaders in their community, helping to spread the word about available resources and support for those impacted by cancer.
How to Apply:
Step 1: Complete a short application here. You will be asked to indicate your interest in activites that raise cancer awareness in your community.
Step 2: Have a brief phone call with our program coordinator, Hanna, to discuss next steps.
Step 3: Complete required activities, attend group meetings/check-in’s, and engage in cancer awareness project/initiative.
Step 4: Be recognized as a Cancer Pathways Student Ambassador!
You will receive a certificate and have opportunities to be featured on our website, podcast, in newsletters and will be supported in your efforts as a community leader in cancer support and advocacy.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What do Ambassadors do?
The following are examples of activities ambassadors participate in:
- Participate in 1-hour Cancer Happens session (in-class or e-learning)
- Bring Cancer Happens program into your school or share the program with your teacher
- Serve as a Camp Sparkle penpal
- Gather teen perspectives on cancer awareness and support (e.g. student survey, focus groups, etc)
- Start a Cancer Happens school campaign focused on cancer prevention
- Help spread the word about free cancer support services in your community, like our Encompassing Cancer podcast
- Write letter or correspondence to state representative(s) about relevant cancer-related topic or advocacy issue
Who is eligible to apply?
Any teen, or college student, anywhere in the United States. If you’re passionate about raising cancer awareness and building a supportive community, we want to hear from you!
What is the application deadline?
We accept and process applications on a rolling basis throughout the year.
What are the benefits to becoming an Ambassador?
There are many! Including:
- Taking an active, leadership role in supporting your community
- Receiving mentorship from Cancer Pathways (e.g. contacting your state representative or congressperson)
- Featured on one of our platforms, including website, social media, podcast, or newsletter
- Receive reference letters for college and job applications
- Resume booster
Program Coordinator, Student Ambassadors