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Youth Champions

Hosted by: Oktibbeha County Relay For Life


Ongoing Opportunity


Contact coordinator for times


Jonathan Reeves

About Youth Champions

Youth champions are strong advocates for building youth engagement in Relay For Life within their communities.

Individuals in this role are a voice and outward facing champion for the Relay event within the youth market in their community. They are outgoing and willing to speak and build relationships with schools and youth-based groups about the event with the goal of engaging youth in cancer awareness, education, and fundraising activities to grow Relay For Life participation and income. This can be in the form of new teams, committee members, survivors, caregivers, or individuals, as well as Relay Recess and Relay Field Day events.

* Develop relationships with and serve as the primary contact for decision makers at elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, school districts, sports groups, and other youth organizations.
* Recruit youth teams and individuals to participate in the Relay event.
* Assist survivors and caregivers lead with youth survivor and caregiver recruitment.
* Work with the logistics lead to ensure risk management measures are in place to protect youth participants.
* Work with the entertainment lead and activities lead to ensure there are games and activities geared toward all ages at the event.
* Work with local elementary and middle schools to host Relay Recess or Relay Field Day programs to support the community Relay For Life event.

Application Process

If you are interested in serving as Luminaria Lead, please contact the volunteer coordinator at

We're looking for volunteers who:

Care about:

  • Youth
  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Advocacy

Are a skilled:

  • Talker
  • Social Savant

Are interested in:

  • Fitness
  • Fun & Games

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