The SCANJ 2013-2014 Teen Ambassador is Ayoola Olu Ogunyimika.
Ayoola is a student at Willingboro High School in Willingboro. She enjoys sketching clothes, reading writing poetry and writing stories. Ayoola especially enjoys math. It’s her favorite subject. Ayoola is active in community service having been a member of the Leading Ladies Club. She is also active in her church. his straight A student is the pride of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Ogunyimika. Ayoola is excited to raise awareness about sickle cell disease as the Teen Spokesperson for the Sickle Cell Association of New Jersey.
The Sickle Cell Association of New Jersey has established the New Jersey Sickle Cell Child and Teen Ambassador Program to support children with sickle cell disease and to designate a Child Spokesperson between the ages of 7-12 years old and a Teen Spokesperson between the ages of 13-19 years old to:
- aid in educating the public on sickle cell disease
- celebrate individuals living with sickle cell disease
- be empowering for individuals living with sickle cell disease and those who support their efforts
It is an honor to be a spokesperson in the Sickle Cell Ambassador Program. The spokespersons will have the opportunity to give hope and encourage others. The spokespersons will receive exposure through public appearances and promotion, monetary scholarships, sickle cell disease camp care provisions and other awards as garnered by SCANJ. Our program is modeled after the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA) National Child and Teen Ambassador Program. The selected spokespersons must agree to be nominated for the national Child and Teen Ambassador Program and be willing to serve in that capacity if chosen.
|Ayoola Olu Ogunyimika, SCANJ 2013-2016 Teen Ambassador||Jimmy Willians
|Amanda Salazar 2010-2011
SCANJ 2013-2014 Teen Ambassador