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Ekam Youth Ambassador (EYA)

The Ekam Youth Ambassador program empowers young people ages 8 to 21 to

  • Volunteer in their local communities.
  • Help support Ekam’s mission to improve mother and child healthcare.
  • Preventive health in Indian villages.

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Details

The EKAM Youth Ambassador program is the flagship initiative of EKAM USA for EYAs to develop a lifelong penchant for service among the youth and develop empathy towards others in need.

They are the  EKAM Soul force that takes Ekam forward with the with core values of

  • Oneness
  • Truth
  • Compassion
  • Self-Obsolescence

Benefits

Build the spirit of volunteerism in youth

Develop responsibility, leadership and commitment to goals


There are many tangible benefits such as

  • Eligibility for the prestigious President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) (criteria exist)
  • Participate in Training programs/ Webinars conducted regularly by Ekam
  • Opportunity to create your own workshops to help pursue your passion and build your confidence
  • Receive discounts from our partners (example: tuition waiver up-to $500 on ACT or SAT training)
  • Receive guidance on Grant Writing and College Essay Writing
  • Organize volunteering or fundraising drives end-to-end from planning to achieving your targets, with your chapter support

EYA Program Activities

Adopt a District

  • Each Ekam USA local chapter is assigned one district in Tamil Nadu, India 
  • Sustainable Well Being Initiative (SWBI) includes community empowerment activities for preventive health
  • EYAs and the chapter connects with the district officer and staff to support activities in India with the funds raised by the chapter.  
  • A variety of activities are available for EYAs to participate in - Projects are presented at a monthly national Zoom call.

Local Service Opportunities


Each chapter can choose different locally available service activities.

Ekam is open to working with other organizations.

EYAs can bring their ideas to the table and have chapter support these projects.

EYA volunteer have participated activities in previous years such as

  • Serving at soup kitchens or food banks
  • Participating in health fairs or local events
  • Organizing clothing drives
  • Organizing 5K runs
  • Volunteering in India

President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA)

  • Ekam is certified to nominate EYAs to the prestigious President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA)
  • EYAs are eligible if they meet PVSA Award guidelines based on age
  • For more details, please check volunteering guidelines under EYA Resources once you register

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Events

Upcoming events

    • 06/04/2021
    • 05/07/2022
    • 11 sessions

    National EYA/ Chapter Coordination call - first saturday of each month at 11am central time (except for long weekends when it will be scheduled on second saturday of the month) - emailed dates.

    Agenda

    1. Volunteer guidelines
    2. President’s Volunteer Service Award guidelines
    3. Chapter updates- fundraisers, service activities

    Registered EYA's can directly register for this event.

    New Users sign up for Youth Ambassador.

    • 12/01/2021
    • 6:00 PM
    • 12/01/2022
    • 7:00 PM
    Register

    What exactly is the Gavel Club ?
    Gavel club is the kids version (under 18) of the internationally renowned Toastmasters.

    How does the Gavel club help kids ?
    Kids develop vital leadership and public speaking skills through their participation in the Gavel club. They take on leadership roles to manage the club and also take roles in the meeting. They work with team members and make decisions helping them foster leadership skills. During the meeting, they participate and engage with the team and participate in speaking activities building their self confidence in the comfort of family and friends.

    How often does our Gavel Club meet ?
    Every week on sunday 4.00pm PT/ 6.00pm EST/5.00pm CT through google meet for 1hour. Club accepts new members throughout the year

    Is there any certification that we get on completion ? Who gives this certificate ?
    There are two certificates you can earn through the Gavel Club, “Competent Communication” and “Competent Leadership.”

    The “Competent Communication” certificate is earned by completing 10 speeches that focus on different aspects of public-speaking skills, as outlined in the Gavel club manual.

    The “Competent Leadership” certificate also requires 10 projects to be completed that train on leadership skills. These projects are fulfilled by taking up roles during meetings and helping with the club.

    Approximately it takes about 1 year to complete these projects and earn certificates.

    How many times should we choose a meeting role to complete that role specific expectation ?
    Meeting roles are rotated frequently among members to gain the full experience of the club and also, to satisfy certification requirements. Please consult the manuals to check what roles are required for certification.

    Otherwise too, it is advisable to take up roles even if you are not comfortable with it. The purpose of Gavel Club is to practice your public speaking in a safe and friendly environment. And so, taking up all the different roles and particularly, with roles that you are not comfortable with, will benefit you in the long run.

    Please contact ekamgavelclub@gmail.com for more information.

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