The Mattel Youth Ambassadors are a dynamic group comprised of high school students ages 16-18 who support the Mattel Children’s Hospital and patient experience programs. You will gain valuable leadership skills while giving back to the community. Our Youth Ambassadors are ambitious and interested in improving the health and well-being of others, while learning about the healthcare environment, and medical career options. Meet fellow students who share your ambitions, and have fun along the way!
The program, comprised of weekly Zoom meetings, virtual activities, and service to the hospital requires a fundraising goal, as well as participation in projects from the Child Life Department such as our Halloween event, holiday festivities for the patients, and National Child Life month. Weekly meetings offer leadership skills, physician round table discussions to explore the medical field, and opportunities to expand knowledge of the healthcare environment.
Program application opens June 10th, and extends though June 29th. Orientation and initial member meeting begin in early July, with weekly virtual meetings during the Summer. Program concludes with award recognition ceremony in May 2021. Letters of recommendation will be provided upon request to all students who complete the program requirements and remain in good standing.
Open to high school students ages 16-18
If accepted, must on-board as a UCLA Health volunteer (click here for on-boarding)
Requires an individual fund-raising commitment of $2500 to be completed by April 30, 2021, in order to receive award and recommendation letter
Student must adhere to fundraising guidelines. Information regarding fundraising guidelines will be covered at orientation
Fundraising Proposal form
Fundraising for Mattel Youth Ambassador must not begin before formal acceptance into the program. Students are solely responsible for achieving fundraising goal after submission of fundraising proposal to program managers. Fundraising efforts are individual, and the UCLA Spark platform is encouraged. However, students may raise funds through donations from a birthday, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, or holiday event which have been designated for the program. Other individual fundraising ideas may also be proposed by the students.
Fundraisers cannot be located on hospital or clinic premises
Fundraising goal must be completed by April 30, 2021.
The on-boarding period takes place after formal acceptance into the program. Further information will be provided.