Young Ambassadors Board

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The Lake County State's Attorney's Office is excited to announce the creation of the Young Ambassadors Board. The members of the Young Ambassadors Board are dedicated to serving and empowering their peers for the betterment of our community. These Ambassadors will lead by example and work together throughout Lake County, to raise awareness and to improve the wellbeing and education of our youth. Inaugural membership into the program was offered in the fall of 2017 to students between the ages of 13 and 17 throughout Lake County middle schools and high schools and is administered by State's Attorney employees Carrie Wings and Melissa Burke. Forty members of the Youth Ambassadors Board and their parents first gathered at the Lake County Courthouse in November, 2017. Featured speakers included State's Attorney Mike Nerheim and Motivational Speaker Juan Ortiz.

Since the initial meeting, the Young Ambassadors have met collectively, brainstorming about goals and initiatives, and from those meetings a Community Awareness Program (CAP), CAP meets every other month, focusing on issues important to youth, such as cyber safety, teen dating violence, and anti-drug and alcohol prevention. 

The Lake County State's Attorney's Office Youth Ambassadors Program encourages Lake County teens to participate in this program. Applications will be available throughout middle schools and high schools for interested students in the fall. The mission of the Youth Ambassadors is not only to have a positive presence throughout their school, but to volunteer in the community of Lake County as well.

Young Ambassadors Anti-Bullying Prevention Month Campaign: “20 Days of Kindness”
Dylan Chapley 9-24-18

Dylan C.'s 20 Days of Kindness quote:

"Aim for the moon, if you miss you may hit a star.” - W. Clement Stone 

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Armonie C.'s 20 Days of Kindness quote 
Dylan Chapley 9-28-18

Dylan C.'s 20 Days of Kindness Quote:

Mahatma Gandhi, "My life is my message."

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Dylan C.'s 20 Days of Kindness quote: 

"It is important to stand up to all forms of bullying, and it's even more important for those who are around you to be just as courageous and stand with you!" -  Normani Kordei

20 Days of Kindness Quote:

Anti-Bullying Campaign

Victim Witness Coordinators: Left; Ediza Hernandez and right Carrie Wings 
Students participate in the "Feed my Starving Children" program 
Faith M. created mason jars filled with treats to recognize football players from the varsity, junior varsity, and freshman teams at her school. These were created to recognize the football players for being kind individuals in and off the football field. 
Dylan C. at Feed My Starving Children 
Zion Benton Township High School Bake Sale 
Video: Arthur Jones speaks to YAB about the 'Handbook to Success' 
Mr. Arthur Jones discusses leadership roles and opportunities within in the Lake County Community. 
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