The Healthy Texas Youth Ambassador Program

The Healthy Texas Youth Ambassador Program is  for teens that are motivated, excited, and ready to make a change in their community!  This program is designed for high school age youth who have a passion for health and wellness.  These youth are trained at the regional level to become youth health experts who can motivate others to make a change in their lifestyle to improve their health.  More importantly, these ambassadors  assist local county extension agents with program efforts, project activities, and much more!

  • Applications to be a 2023-2024 Healthy Texas Youth Ambassador will be available in April 2023 and Due by May 1, 2023. Please call our office for more information.

Who’s eligible?

  • Be in at least the 9th grade
  • Submit completed application to the local county extension office and be approved

What does the program entail?

After youth are accepted to the local program, they must fulfill the following obligations:

  • Complete and report 40 hours of leadership, program efforts or community service annually.
  • Attend face-to-face and online trainings.
  • Complete a two-year term, unless you complete high school before your term is complete.

Our 2022-2023 Healthy Texas Youth Ambassadors

  • Soleil Lopez, Bishop High School
  • Amy Kaye Mathis, Mathis Homeschool Academy
  • Dakota Saenz, HM King High School
  • Alessandra Zavala, Kaufer Early College High School

2022-2023 Kleberg-Kenedy Health Ambassadors 

  • Julia Guerrero

2022-2023 Youth Volunteer Resources

Healthy Texas Youth Ambassador Program (9-12 grade students in 2022-2023)

Kleberg-Kenedy Junior Health Ambassador Program (6-8th grade students in 2021-2022)

Communication Tools

  • Extension Agent for Health: Zelina Zavala (361) 595-8566, Email
  • Youth Ambassador Website
  • Youth Ambassador Facebook page
  • HTYA Remind: text @HTYANorWes to 81010

Master Wellness Volunteer ProgramOur Adult Volunteers

  • Connie Padilla
  • Faith Holloway

Helping Texans better their lives.

Master Wellness Volunteers extend Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s outreach and education related to health, nutrition, food safety and family well-being in the communities where they live and work. In 2018, Master Wellness Volunteers provided 7,745 hours of service reaching 44,731 Texans.

Learn more about the Master Wellness Volunteer Program Here
Want to volunteer?  Call or email Zelina for more information

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