NPF Youth Ambassador Program
If you’re a young person living with psoriatic disease, you’re not alone. There are more than 700,000 youth diagnosed with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis in the U.S. The physical and emotional impact of psoriatic disease is often magnified for young people, who already grapple with a range of coming-of-age issues.
NPF Youth Ambassadors, sponsored by Celgene and Janssen Biotech, fosters opportunities to make friends and engage with others who have psoriatic disease. NPF Youth Ambassadors serve as leaders in the community, act as role models to help peers manage and take control of their disease, and inspire others with psoriatic disease to lead confident and fulfilling lives.
NPF has selected 20 ambassadors from across the U.S. to serve as regional Youth Ambassadors.
In 2018, one Youth Ambassador will be selected as the National Youth Ambassador and will receive a $2,500 scholarship, as well as invitations to special NPF events such as Capitol Hill Day in Washington.
Responsibilities of NPF Youth Ambassadors
- Participate as a Team Captain in your local Team NPF events including:
- Sharing your experience through media opportunities and social media, as well as participating in calls/interactions with other Youth Ambassadors.
The National Psoriasis Foundation Youth Ambassador Program is supported by Celgene and Janssen Biotech.
Michael Wood testifying before the Senate of Texas