Choose Love Youth Ambassadors
Olivia is a Youth Advocate in her home town of New Hampshire where she is an attending Senior at White Mountains Regional High School. She is a New England Youth Coalition (NEYC) voice.
Olivia is also the leading Youth Ambassador for the Choose Love Movement, as well as a Co-trainer of the Granite State College Foster parent training classes. With her many roles as a Voice for youth, she has partnered with a multitude of other organizations to build, organize, and facilitate workshops.
When not engaged in advocacy work, she engulfs herself in reading, nature based activities, and spending time with those she loves.
“Life is like a camera. Just focus on what’s important. Capture the good times. Develop from the negatives and if things don’t turn out – just take another shot.”
Grace is a 12 year old from New Jersey and is currently a seventh grader at the Horace Mann School, an independent, college-preparatory school in Riverdale, New York.
Grace is passionate in music and plays the bassoon in the Pre-College Division of the Mannes New School of Music. Attendant to her academic and musical endeavors, Grace is an active mental health advocate and has given a Ted Talk on the topic. Through her talk, she was introduced the Choose Love and was exhorted to join the Youth Ambassador group.
Although there is no, one elixir to cure mental illness, Grace strongly encourages Social Emotional Learning and aims to introduce Choose Love’s SEL program to as many classrooms as possible, to improve student and teen mental health.
“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” — Steve Jobs
Mia is so excited and honored to be a part of the Choose Love Youth Ambassadors!
Mia is a 14-year-old 8th grade student in Rhode Island. She works in the professional performing art industry, and has been for 8 years! Community involvement is something she truly values. Mia is in many groups for Choose Love as well as other Non-Profit Org.
Mia is a Contestant for Miss Rhode Island’s Outstanding Teen with Choose Love as her platform! Mia is also a business owner of the company Great Island Goods, where she makes handmade greeting cards to profit Choose Love.
“If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” – Steve Jobs
Jason is an 11th grade high school student from Slow Motion Goshen, New York.
Jason has been volunteering for over ten years! Through Parents run A.M.O.C (Autism Move-A-Thon of Orange County), he has helped fundraise for families affected by autism, and is an assistant coach for the Thunderbolts, Orange County’s Special Olympics swim, basketball, track and field, bowling, and weight lifting teams. The swim team, his main sport to coach, has taken home over 100 medals!
He enjoys operating his spot light in his schools musicals, and plays a multitude of instruments such as guitar, drums, and cello in and out of school. When he finds free time, you will find him goofing around with his core group of five best friends.
“If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself, and make a change.” – Michael Jackson
Tyler is a Junior in High School and is new to the Choose Love Program. He is 17 years old, and wants to make a difference in his community and the world.
Tyler is an intern for Kirsten Wilson, a former AUSA, and a now prominent youth advocacy attorney. He has gained invaluable experience in the legal field while working to fight for youth rights.
“Be yourself; everyone else is taken.” – Oscar Wilde
In 2016, during his senior year in high school, Justin was introduced to the Choose Love Movement and was greatly influenced by its philosophy.
As he began implementing the four character traits of the Choose Love Formula he found a new perspective on life and began to thrive mentally, emotionally, and socially. Since that day, Justin felt a connection to the Foundation and has been volunteering for it for over 6 years sharing how life changing the Choose love Foundation has been for him and can be for others.
Justin currently works at Amazon, and hopes to pursue a career from trade school in the near future. In his free time, he is a figurehead in his local fighting game community, volunteering at local venues, welcoming new guests, and teaching people how to improve their skills within the video game they all love. As an adventurer at heart, Justin also enjoys hiking, rollerblading, biking, and traveling all over Connecticut.
“We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.“
– Malcolm X
Jud is a rising college athlete heading to Washington & Lee University and has volunteered for the program for over 6 years.
After many years of athletics, Jud believes that it’s important to put all effort into something one believes in, and hopes to reflect that principle in the movement.
*Our ambassadors are volunteers and their individual views do not necessarily represent the values of the Choose Love Movement*