• Keyonda, an NFP Parent Advocate, from North Carolina who shared her story with NC Legislators



The heart and soul of Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) has 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 will focus on three priority areas:
⦁ Supporting NFP advocacy efforts (Local, State and National levels)
⦁ Sharing mom NFP 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 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 moms and alumni to get involved in advocacy and other activities.

NFP Parent Ambassador eligibility includes:

⦁ 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 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

For Frequently Asked Questions about the Parent Ambassador Program please click HERE 

Do you want to share this opportunity with an NFP graduate that you know? Click HERE

For more information, contact Ashlei Watson, Parent Advocacy Coordinator by calling 806-672-6370 or email ashlei.watson@nursefamilypartnership.org.