Team youth is an opportunity for students from elementary through college and a commitment to make a difference!
Get involved, today! Educate your peers on the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Lead your school, organization and community in raising awareness and funds for our mission. Stay connected with Team Youth through Facebook, Twitter, and by subscribing to Youth Times, our monthly eNewsletter.
History of Team Youth: The March of Dimes has a long history of recruiting young volunteers into leadership roles. This commitment to youth volunteerism dates, back to 1955. At this time the first March of Dimes youth program began and student leaders came together to educate their peers about the importance of receiving the polio vaccine. This effort paved the way to establishing a nationwide network of young volunteers and the development of today’s Team Youth Program that currently brings together nearly one million students and advisors to work towards a common goal - to give every baby a healthy start in life.
Team Youth – Today: Team Youth involves hundreds of thousands of young volunteers within elementary, middle, high school and college volunteers, including all National Youth Service Partners of the March of Dimes.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have lesson plans and curriculum for students?
For the middle school and early high school audience, check out our Teen-2-Teen program. This three part video series, along with a full curriculum, allows teachers, high school students and other community leaders to share healthy lifestyles information with middle school students and 9th graders.
How can I get involved?
Contact your local March of Dimes office and find out if they have any current programs for students.
Join March for Babies by visiting marchforbabies.org - start a new team for your school, campus or club! Or simply ask a few friends to join in your walk for healthy babies.
Use the resources on this site to plan your own fundraiser or awareness event, and contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any help!
What does the March of Dimes offer youth?
Enriching and enduring lifelong experiences through opportunities to:
- Build leadership skills
- Network among like-minded student leaders nationwide
- Give back to communities and make a difference locally
- Become involved in meaningful civic engagement, including advocating for local and national policies
- Be educated about a healthy lifestyle today and in the future
- Earn community service credits and enhance resume
- Develop public speaking skills while building character and self-confidence
Who is part of March of Dimes Team Youth?
One million youths nationwide are supporting the March of Dimes mission, and all of these volunteers fall under our umbrella term "Team Youth."
From elementary school to college, students and teachers/advisers have joined together to reach the day when every baby is born healthy.
We have many national service partners and youth organizations who have partnered with the March of Dimes.
By volunteering for the March of Dimes, you are a part of Team Youth!