No Kid Hungry Youth Ambassador - Hunger Free Heartland




Stipend of no more than $3000

Hours per week

400 hours over the course of the summer



Start Date



United States


No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in six children struggle with hunger. That’s 13 million kids. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in this nation by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day.

By connecting kids in need with nutritious food, the No Kid Hungry campaign surrounds children with healthy food where they live, learn and play.

We are ending childhood hunger by connecting kids to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and Summer Meals. This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, public officials, nonprofits, business leaders and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. These public-private partnerships work together to identify and eliminate the barriers that may prevent children from accessing existing food and nutrition resources.

Through the support of the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, Share Our Strength has created a program to involve college-aged Youth Ambassadors in the fight against childhood hunger by working with one of our state No Kid Hungry community partners.


For the summer program, partners have two (2) Youth Ambassador per location working on initiatives related to Federal Child Nutrition programs (Summer Food Service Program)



  • Site visits (35%) - in Omaha and outside of the metro area to gather content and support them in capacity and marketing
  • Site support (20%) - Calls will be made to determine how HFH can aid sites and planning the support will be a priority of the YAs
  • Enrichment Challenge (15%) - Marketing the challenge, aiding sites plan and see through enrichment activities, and sharing and engaging on social media
  • Social media (10%) - Sharing the enrichment challenge, general info on summer meals, and marketing
  • Administrative (10%)
  • Partner/Supervisor meetings (5%)
  • NKH Hangouts and weekly reports (5%)

The No Kid Hungry Youth Ambassadors at Hunger Free Heartland will support the statewide marketing campaign for Summer Meals, as well as the Summer Enrichment Challenge.


  • The Youth Ambassadors (YAs) will conduct outreach for the summer texting number across the state
  • The YAs will make site visits to identify need and provide targeted marketing for specific sites that need support
  •  The YAs will be working with the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) and Midwest Dairy Council to implement the 2018 Summer Enrichment Challenge: the YAs will market the challenge to SFSP sites, support the sites participating, and pick winners of the challenge to promote on social media


No Kid Hungry seeks enthusiastic, undergraduate college students to join our program as Youth Ambassadors.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A great attitude and willingness to work on all kinds of projects
  • Interest in hunger issues
  • Commitment to working with diverse communities
  • Reliability, responsibility, and a good work ethic
  • Good customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Familiarity with social media
  • Daily access to a car is required and use of personal mobile phone required 

Youth Ambassadors will receive a stipend of no more than $3000 for over the course of the summer for a completion of 400 hours. The program starts on May 29th, 2018.

Youth Ambassadors will report to a national No Kid Hungry staff member, and a local staff member. Ambassadors will participate in weekly conference calls, complete a weekly report, and attend an online training session prior to the start of work. 

Youth Ambassadors will be required to attend a 2 night, 3 day training in Washington, D.C. from May 21st through May 23rd.

Interested applicants should apply online at

How To Apply