Current Youth Ambassadors
Judy Brownell Youth Ambassador Program
Judy Brownell is a local hero who served on the Alliance for Community Transformations for several years. As the former owner of a local fitness center, Judy has always remained dedicated to promoting health for women and youth. She developed a unique program for students at Mount Anthony Union High School in Bennington that allowed students who do not have physical education classes to work out a heavily discounted rate. A former smoker, Judy uses her struggles with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and Heart Disease as a powerful and emotionally-driven educational tool. Her passion for prevention and education carries on through the work of the Youth Ambassadors.
The Role of a Youth Ambassador:
Youth Ambassadors act as leaders and and as a direct link to their peers on various health related issues. These issues may include topics such as tobacco use, mental health, oral health or food allergies and safety. Youth Ambassadors will focus heavily on health issues facing teens, but also those affecting our local community, state and nation. As members of our coalition, they give advice and support for our youth-targeted projects and represent the youth voice in our work. Local teens from Mount Anthony Union High School, Arlington Memorial High School and Grace Christian School and selected through an application process and will be involved with ACT from October 2015 until June 2016.