“My name is Andreana Medina and I am a junior at Reading High School. I am passionate and always have my mind set. I became a Youth Ambassador to let others know about information that they might get from other places. There are so many ways to stay protected in this world but the info is not always shared.”
“My name is Genesis Munoz. I am a senior in the JROTC program. I am also involved in the math club as well as Berks Teens Matter. I’ve done softball and swimming for two years. My plan after school is to go to college. I joined Berks Teens Matter to help our future generations understand the importance of safe sex.”
“I am a junior at RHS. I am a varsity cheerleader, in band, Girl Scouts, and I also attend the RMCTC as a student of horticulture. I hope to pursue my love for landscape and greenhouses. I hope to help teens in Berks have a better future, strive for what they want to achieve, and help reach the goal to reduce teen pregnancy.”
“Hello world! My name is Janeth Paredes Medina and I am a senior at RHS. I like to volunteer with various clubs and BTM is one of my favorites. I joined BTM when my friends recommended it to me. I soon fell in love with the club and the great members in it. I wanted to be a Youth Ambassador because it would allow me to discover something new and help teens in the process.”
“I’m currently a Senior at Reading High School. I’m in the Reading High School marching band and play the piccolo. I like to listen to music and love the color PINK! I’m also a fan of Alexa Bliss aka “Little Miss Bliss!” I joined Berks Teens Matter because I want to be a part of the group to help decrease the percentage of teen pregnancy and also want to create or think of activities.”
“My name is Lidia. I am 17 years old and a senior at Reading High School. I became a Youth Ambassador because I wanted to try something new and out of my comfort zone. I also like helping people and educating young minds.”
“This year, I am a Senior at Reading High. I’m part of the marching band, and I am the section leader of the clarinets. I’m also part of the swim team and participate in many other clubs. Last year, I was the Junior class secretary, and I am running for Senior class president this year. As you can see, I’m full of school pride!”
“I will be a 2017 RHS graduate this Spring. I love to maintain a busy schedule and go out and meet new people. I am trustworthy and open minded. Gold, purple, and black are my favorite colors, and I love flan and strawberries.”
“I’m a Senior at Reading High. I love to read and listen to music. I’m the VP of Student Council and the NHS historian. I wanted to join BTM as a way to be a resource for fellow teens. BTM serves to help teens with pregnancy, sex, and relationships. With this, I’m able to help others and let them know they have someone who they can count on.”
“I am a Senior at Reading senior High School. I plan to double major in Forensic Science and Criminal Justice after high school. I hope to become a Crime Scene Investigator and later become a Cryptanalyst-Forensic Examiner for the FBI. I participate in cross country, indoor color guard, and track and field during the school year. As a youth ambassador, I hope to become a better leader for my peers and help them strive to better themselves. BTM matters to me because it is a way for me to give back to my community and educate them”
“I’m in my 11th grade year at Reading High School. I like art and volleyball. My goals are to graduate and purse being a nurse that works with cancer patients. I wanted to help inform teens about what the impact of being pregnant at an early age can cause. I always wanted to do important things, help people, and help make a change.”
“I’m from Haiti and moved here when I was 11 years old. I love Haitian culture. I like going to school and getting good grades. I love children and want to be a pediatrician. My favorite sport is soccer. I am a hard worker. I wanted to become a youth ambassador because I like working with people and making a difference.”
“I love to play basketball and hangout with family. I am the starting point guard on the Reading High basketball team, and we just won a state championship last season. My favorite game to play with family is Spades. This organization matters to me because anything that can help our community matters to me.”
“I’m a rising junior at the Reading Senior High School. I have been a part of Project Peace, Poetry Out Loud, Volleyball, and I am proud to be a part of Berks Teens Matter! I am also in band and chorus. I want to work to achieve the goal of preventing teen pregnancy to improve the chances of a better future. My inspiration came from my love of wanting to see others prosper. I love to reach out to people when I see that they’re struggling with something, and I love to see that spark of hope flash in their eyes.”
Youth activists advocate for change within their communities—working to promote honest, open communication about sexuality and to safeguard your access to sexual health information and services.
If you’d like to make a difference in Berks County by helping reduce teen pregnancy, consider becoming a Youth Ambassador for Berks Teens Matter. We’re looking for teens aged 13-19 of all races and genders.
What will you do? You’ll meet with us monthly and help us understand how to reach and educate your peers with our message through marketing, events and social media. We’ll brainstorm attention grabbing ideas like condom prom dresses and sidewalk chalk campaigns.
What will you get? A resume builder with real experience. Joining BTM will teach you about working with a team, reaching goals, and networking. You’ll get hands-on experience blogging, recording PSA’s (radio & TV!), and contributing to our Instagram account. And snacks. You’ll get lots of snacks.
Please send your completed application to our Youth Ambassador Coordinator, Alexandra Banks, at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or print it out and drop it off at 429 Walnut Street Reading, PA 19603