Youth Mentor Program
NAAF’s Youth Mentor Program connects children living with alopecia areata and their parents to young adult mentors to formulate lasting bonds while providing support and guidance on living with alopecia areata.
We are currently accepting Youth Mentor applicants for the 2017-2018 program year. If you are between the ages of 17-30, and motivated to help children living with alopecia areata and/or their parents, and you are willing to make the commitment, you can mentor!
You can help children and their parents by sharing your experience about how you navigate the world living with alopecia areata and what type of coping skills you use. You can also share time and fun activities that bring about a sense of “normalcy” so that kids just get to be kids!
"Nothing can prepare you for losing all of your hair, especially when society and the media make it seem like a necessary part of being beautiful. It’s easy to compare ourselves to the models in magazines and to see being bald as imperfect. However, with the right support system and great resources it’s also totally possible to push the negative thoughts aside and to instead focus on the power and beauty we each have thanks to alopecia.... It might be an uphill battle filled with several obstacles, but discovering your strength and confidence through your unique beauty is possible."
- Angelina, Youth Mentor
Find a Mentor for your child (for preview only; enrollment will be live November 2017)