The Tourette Alliance Youth Representative Program is designed to help teens and young adults develop the skills to present information on Tourette Syndrome/Chronic Tic Disorders and their Associated Disorders and speak confidently to the public, in schools or anywhere that has increased awareness and advocacy is needed. This program also works to help our youth support one another through the Youth Representative Peer Mentoring Program.
Becoming a Youth Representative is more than learning to speak confidently about Tourette Syndrome; Youth Representatives practice setting goals, learning organizational skills, team building and, for teens and young adults with Tourette Syndrome, being a Youth Representative will bolster self-advocacy and self-confidence.
- Be between the ages of 12-22
- Become a Member of the Tourette Alliance
- Have an adult caregiver willing to partner in the training and presentations if under the age of 18
Youth Representatives don’t have to have Tourette Syndrome or a Tic Disorder themselves. Anyone willing to help with the Tourette Alliance Mission of Awareness, Advocacy & Acceptance is welcome to apply to help make a difference in their community.