2024 JoinJade Youth Ambassador Program

Thank you for your interest in the Stanford University Asian Liver Center Join Jade Youth Ambassadors Program!

What is the JoinJade Youth Ambassadors Program? 

The JoinJade Youth Ambassadors Program supports high school students in leveraging their interdisciplinary interests (ie. technology, medicine, fine arts, design, and media) to develop innovative approaches aimed at improving HBV and liver cancer awareness, prevention, and screening. We strive to collaborate with motivated and passionate students in driving change across our CARE (Collaboration, Advocacy, Research & Education) framework. 

Selected high school students (interested students must apply) will collaborate with Asian Liver Center staff, interns, and volunteers to design and implement their own awareness project geared toward increasing testing, linkage to care, treatment, vaccination, and elimination of stigma/discrimination. 

Who can be a JoinJade Youth Ambassador? 

Dedicated high school students with a strong interest in learning about and contributing to addressing the disparities associated with HBV (Hepatitis B Virus) and liver cancer. We have no other eligibility requirements, so if this sounds like you, we sincerely encourage you to apply! No prior experience/background is necessary. 

Note: The JoinJade Youth Ambassadors program is designed for high school students only. If you are an interested college student or are no longer in high school, please reach out to us at outreach7alc@gmail.com to spark a discussion on project ideas you have! 

What is the time commitment? 

The program is set to begin at the end of January 2024, and will conclude in May 2024. Ambassadors will be expected to attend a mandatory orientation tentatively set to be on January 28, 2024. The expected time commitment for this program will be approximately 8-10 hours per week. Ambassadors will work on proposal development and project implementation with the mentorship and support of Asian Liver Center staff.

How can I be a part of the JoinJade Ambassadors Program? Applications are now open. You must submit your application no later than January 28, 2024, by 11:59PM PST in order to be considered. The application can be accessed here

The application is structured to cover general information, 3 short essay questions, one letter of recommendation (instructions for submission can be found in the application), and an optional question.

We are here to support you! If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the JoinJade Youth Ambassadors Program, please email Sindhu Narayanan at outreach7alc@gmail.com.

Youth: Annual Youth Leadership Conference

The 22nd Annual Youth Leadership Conference which will take place July 31st to August 3rd, 2024.

The Youth Leadership Conference on Asian and Pacific Islander Health at Stanford University is a four-day conference hosted by the Asian Liver Center at the Stanford University School of Medicine. High school students participate from all over the world to sharpen their leadership skills for effecting change in local, national, and global communities. One hundred students are selected from a competitive pool of applicants through an application-based process. Students will have the opportunity to:

  1. Learn from industry experts, network, and make friends.
  2. Gain skills such as public speaking, leadership, time management, and teamwork. 
  3. Compete in a Team Health Leadership Challenge and present their projects to judges and an audience of up to over 200 people.

Conference participants will meet other students interested in making a difference in public health. Leading experts from diverse fields including medical professionals, policymakers, professors, entrepreneurs, and changemakers will speak on issues of Asian and Pacific Islander health. Students will also have the opportunity to apply the skills they gain and work together in a team outreach project.

Click here for more information and access the 2024 YLC website. 

Click here to download the 2023 YLC Handbook as a reference.

Youth: Team HBV

Team HBV is a nationwide network of clubs in high schools and colleges that are dedicated to hepatitis B and liver cancer education, awareness, and outreach through innovative activities. The high school and collegiate chapters are each supported by respective national advisory boards to enable effective collaboration and outreach by promoting resource sharing and idea exchange.

More information can be found at Team HBV.