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15 Jan
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Do you know a student leader who has shown incredible passion and dedication for the March of Dimes? The March of Dimes is looking for passionate rising or current college students to lead youth volunteers and help all babies have a healthy start! We invite advisors and mentors to nominate a student leader for March of Dimes National Youth Council and Collegiate Council Ambassador roles.

The National Youth Council is the foundation’s TOP youth leadership council, consisting of dedicated collegiate leaders passionate about the March of Dimes and committed to promoting, supporting and implementing youth leadership development on a national level. Collegiate Council Ambassadors are college leaders interested in growing March of Dimes local engagement and involvement on campus and in their community.

New members to both programs are provided with orientation, ongoing training and mentoring. Throughout their experience, members will be offered opportunities for professional development and personal growth.

To learn more about these leadership opportunities and to nominate a student leader, visit marchofdimes.com/youthnominations. Nominations close February 28, 2014 – so nominate a student leader today! For more information, contact March of Dimes Team Youth at teamyouth@marchofdimes.com

7 Feb
Volunteers

Do you know a student leader who has shown incredible passion and dedication for the March of Dimes? The March of Dimes is looking for passionate rising or current college students to lead youth volunteers and help all babies have a healthy start! We invite advisors and mentors to nominate a student leader for March of Dimes National Youth Council and Collegiate Council Ambassador roles.

2012-2013 National Youth Council

2012-2013 National Youth Council

The National Youth Council is comprised of the Foundation’s top college volunteer leaders committed to promoting, supporting, and implementing youth leadership development initiatives.

Collegiate Council Ambassadors are college students (incoming freshmen though seniors) who implement and grow student groups, called Collegiate Councils, dedicated to year-round activities to support the March of Dimes mission in their local community.

New members are provided with orientation, ongoing training and mentoring. Throughout their experience, members will be offered opportunities for professional development and personal growth.

Nominations are due March 1, 2013. For detailed descriptions on these positions and to nominate a student leader, download our nomination form

For more information, please contact teamyouth@marchofdimes.com.

23 Mar
Volunteers

Rutgers University Collegiate Council

On February 10, the Rutgers University March of Dimes Collegiate Council hosted “A Purple Tie Affair,” a night of elegance, fine dining, and awareness.   Over 120 people attended the event at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

 

Upon planning such an extravagant event, Ruchita Parekh, a Rutgers University student and council member, stated, “In college we are given very few opportunities to dress-up in formal attire and enjoy a gourmet dinner with our friends. Thus, we came up with an event where the students could enjoy an elegant evening with their friends while learning about the March of Dimes.”

 

Students enjoyed a night filled with good laughs, delicious food and a whole lot of dancing thanks to the live DJ performance, all while dressed in their best. Sachet Choudhary, Collegiate Council Ambassador, noted that students showed up in their finest, from prom dresses to suits. Some students went the extra mile and were styling in tuxedos.

 

The Collegiate Council started organizing and preparing two months in advance!  Throughout the planning process, the council worked hard to ensure not a single item was overlooked, including the location, caterer, guest speakers, decorations, and DJ. 

 

In addition, the council spent a great deal of time promoting the event around campus. The Rutgers University Collegiate Council used word of mouth, posters, flyers and social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter in order to garner attention for the event.

 

In the end, their hard work and dedication paid off. “A Purple Tie Affair” was a huge success!  In addition to the great turn-out and over $500 raised, all attendees were engaged by the moving mission family who shared their story during the event. “A Purple Tie Affair” hosted by the Rutgers University Collegiate Council was a memorable night and a tremendous success!

 

Let us know how you turn your formalwear into fundraising for the March of Dimes!

14 Mar
Volunteers
IU Collegiate Council excited after a succesful event!

IU Collegiate Council excited after a succesful event!

The March of Dimes Collegiate Council at Indiana University (IU) is hitting the ground running this March for Babies season! This year they have committed to raising at least $5,000 for healthier, stronger babies and sharing our mission and the importance of healthy living throughout campus to increase support of the March of Dimes.

On February 29, the council hosted a “Thinking about OB/GYN?” panel discussion open to all students with a medical field interest. The panelists consisted of Dr. Lisa Weiler, MD Obstetrician / Gynecologist at Southern Indiana Physicians for Women, and Julie Kathman, a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Bloomington Hospital. Weiler and Kathman discussed their respective careers in depth, ranging from their interests in mother and baby health to the difficulties of raising a family while maintaining a professional career. Throughout the discussion, they answered questions from the audience of pre-med and pre-nursing students concerning their educational backgrounds, challenges with entering the field, and advice for success.

After the discussion, Indiana University Collegiate Council Ambassador, Nicole Budzynski, spoke about opportunities for students to get involved with the March of Dimes, including taking part in the annual Bloomington March for Babies event held on April by registering their own team or volunteering day-of and donating to the IU Collegiate Council team.

This panel discussion was part of year-long series of “Premeds Preventing Prematurity” events at the Indiana University campus intended to educate pre-med and pre-nursing students on the mission of the March of Dimes and raise interest and funds for the IU March for Babies Team. The event included a dinner sponsored by the Indiana University Student Association. In the upcoming months, the Indiana University Collegiate Council plans to host additional panel discussions, a Coffeehouse, sell t-shirts, and host various events with the help of campus clubs and organizations in order to raise money and awareness for the March of Dimes.

Way to go, IU March of Dimes Collegiate Council!

Now we want to hear from you!
What events are you hosting to fundraise this year?
What groups (at school or in the community) are you working with to support stronger, healthier babies?

9 Feb
Volunteers
Dr. Howse motivates Collegate Council Ambassadors to reach and exceed their goals!

Dr. Howse motivates Collegate Council Ambassadors to reach and exceed their goals!

College students from Arizona State University to Yale University met in New York last week for the first ever March for Babies University, a three day training program for Collegiate Council Ambassadors. Collegiate Council Ambassadors are nationally recognized collegiate leaders for the March of Dimes who implement and grow student groups dedicated to year-round activities to support our mission in their local community. Throughout March for Babies University students participated in sessions with national March of Dimes staff to learn the keys to leading a successful March for Babies team, from mission awareness activities to how to plan a fundraising special event.

Each Collegiate Council Ambassador pledged to raise at least $5,000 for March for Babies this year, and they all left expecting to easily exceed this goal!

In addition, the March of Dimes National Youth Council met last week in preparation for March for Babies. The National Youth Council is comprised of the Foundation’s top college volunteer leaders committed to promoting, supporting, and implementing youth leadership development initiatives.  As a council, they plan to raise at least $20,000 for March for Babies.

Are you a student interested in becoming a March of Dimes leader or do you know a student leader who would like to further their volunteer efforts with the March of Dimes as part of our National Youth Council or Collegiate Council Ambassador program? We are currently accepting nominations for the 2012-2013 academic year. Please visit http://bit.ly/AgYNKz for additional information about both programs and instructions on nominating a student leader.

Nominations are due February 15 and must be made by a local March of Dimes staff person or advisor.

Now, we want to hear from you!

What is your 2012 March for Babies goal?

What are some fundraisers you plan to host?

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