Become a Youth Ambassador!
JDRF is looking for kids with type 1 diabetes to be Youth Ambassadors. Youth Ambassadors often share their experiences of having diabetes. Youth Ambassadors serve in many ways, including:
- Being a corporate amabassador: Share your story and why a cure is so important with companies involved with JDRF
- Being a Ride Ambassador: JDRF’s Ride to Cure Diabetes is a very cool program with many people without a connection to type 1 fundraising for JDRF. Encourage your rider by sending notes or emails!
- Help with Booths/Health Fairs: JDRF is requested to be at many health fairs and we need kids to help promote our organization and share your experiences with diabetes.
Host a School Walk – If you want to help JDRF raise money this year, a great way to help is by having a school walk! School walks are a fun way to get your school involved in finding a cure for diabetes. If you’d like more information CLICK HERE!
School Advisory Toolkit – JDRF has a School Advisory Toolkit as part of an extensive program to increase the awareness of the special needs of children with type 1 diabetes in the classroom and to support parents and school administrators.All students with type 1 diabetes need a strong support network at school to help them properly manage their type 1 diabetes on a daily basis. Cultivating good relationships with school staff is key.
The JDRF School Advisory Toolkit helps parents and school personnel ensure that students with type 1 diabetes have the best possible school experience. The Toolkit was written by a retired school administrator who is also the parent of child with diabetes. As a result, it helps parents and school personnel understand each other’s points of view, as well as the needs of students with type 1 diabetes.
The School Advisory Toolkit includes:
-Practical information on everyday medical needs
-Helpful charts with information on low and high blood sugar symptoms
-Steps to prepare substitute teachers for students with type 1 diabetes
-Tear out sheets and sample tools for the classroom
-Real-life scenarios to help parents obtain a better understanding of schools’ legitimate concerns and needs when a student has type 1 diabetes
Click here to download the toolkit.
JDRF offers Family Mentor Program – As the Indiana State Chapter of JDRF looks to increase its outreach efforts, we are excited to offer a new program for area families. The Mentor Program matches families of similar background and experience together to offer support and understanding through life with type 1 diabetes. Our Parent Mentors are available for a variety of questions and/or concerns about living with type 1 diabetes.
JDRF Family Outreach Corner- The JDRF National Webpage (www.jdrf.org) has a lot of great tools for parents, kids, relatives and friends. They provide different newsletters and services to keep you up-to-date on the latest JDRF information. Please click on the links below to stay connected.
- JDRF Kids Online Website
- TypeOneNation – A type 1 diabetes community
- Spoonful – The Lilly Diabetes and Disney collaboration grew out of a desire to help and empower people with type 1 diabetes.
Also visit JDRF’s Publication page to subscribe and view the latest newsletters and learn what other printed material is available.