Ambassadors for Children | Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly does an Ambassador for Children do?  

First Focus Ambassadors for Children are committed advocates who contact their representatives and organize others around federal policy issues affecting children. 

As an Ambassador for Children, you will be the first to receive First Focus policy briefings and action alerts. You will also have access to our Ambassadors-only newsletter and training resources to help grow your understanding of the federal policymaking process and issue-specific priorities. 

Ambassadors for Children also attend quarterly meetings to learn from Hill staffers and policy experts. You will receive opportunities to take actions like calling or emailing your representative, sharing info on social media, writing letters to the editor, or attending town hall meetings. 

Do I need to be a policy or advocacy professional to participate?

You do not need to be a policy professional to become an Ambassador for Children. We welcome parents, educators, and any community members who want to make a difference for kids.

Does it matter where I live?

Ambassadors for Children can be based anywhere in the U.S. As an Ambassador for Children, your audience is the people who are elected to represent you at the federal level: your House representative and your Senators. We’ll connect you with their contact information and update you on how they vote

I don’t have time to be an Ambassador. How else can I support? 

  1. Share this opportunity with others. Do you have a friend, family member, or colleague who may be interested in becoming an Ambassador for Children? Pass this information along.
  2. Join the Children’s Action Network. Members of the Children’s Action Network receive key updates and action alerts via email. 
  3. Become a sustaining donor. Can you chip in $10 a month to sustain the work of First Focus child advocates? Sign up here

Still have questions? Reserve some time on our Advocacy Director’s calendar to chat, or email us at [email protected]

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