Meet the new 2020 NFP Parent Ambassador junior cohort! These seven NFP graduates will tell their stories and advocate for families.
PARENT AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
The heart and soul of the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) have always been the amazing moms who participate in this program. The Parent Ambassador (PA) program will utilize the voices of NFP moms by equipping them with the training and support needed to be leaders in their community and advocate on behalf of NFP families.
What is the purpose of the Parent Ambassador Program?
The PA program focuses on three priority areas:
⦁ Supporting NFP advocacy efforts (Local, State, and National levels)
⦁ Sharing NFP parent success stories
⦁ Increasing awareness about NFP
We are looking for candidates who are comfortable with public speaking, interested in public policy and government and have experience and/or want to learn about maternal and child health.
NFP Parent Ambassador objectives
⦁ Serve as a dedicated parent advocate to help increase visibility, accessibility, and sustainability of the NFP program nationwide
⦁ Ensure that the perspectives and contributions of parents and alumni inform advocacy and other activities at all levels of NFP, including Community Advisory Boards and State Advisory Boards
⦁ Boost NFP social media activities through sharing your NFP experiences and success stories
⦁ Help recruit and engage current parents and alumni to get involved in advocacy and other activities
NFP Parent Ambassador eligibility
⦁ Must be an NFP graduate aged 21+ with a success story of how the program improved her life and her child’s life
⦁ Must be willing to tell her personal NFP story to diverse audiences and through various channels (social media, website, print, media, etc.)
⦁ Must be passionate about advocacy, community organizing or serving low-income families
⦁ Must be willing to commit two years of service with regular activity requests that may include additional travel – travel costs will be covered
Benefits of Parent Ambassador program for Moms
⦁ Free travel, lodging, and training in Denver, CO and Washington, DC in the first year
⦁ Learn more about the public policy arena and become confident advocates
⦁ Opportunity to serve as a volunteer advocate for a national organization considered the gold-standard in evidence-based home visiting
⦁ Opportunity to influence local, state and federal policies for maternal-child health and low-income families
⦁ Learn skills to serve as a bridge between families living in poverty, local service agencies, policymakers, funders and communities
⦁ Build a resume and develop a national professional network that could help advance a career in policy and government affairs, maternal-child health or other related fields
⦁ Gain national recognition of their dedication to the program by the NFP National Service Office