Youth Mentor Program

NAAF's Youth Mentor Program Is In Full Swing!

Are you a parent/guardian of a young person between the ages of 5 and 18 with alopecia areata?

Are you or your child/teen seeking support and guidance to help navigate life with alopecia areata?

NAAF’s Youth Mentor Program connects children living with alopecia areata and their parents to dedicated young adult mentors to formulate lasting bonds while providing support and guidance on dealing with the day-to-day challenges stemming from alopecia areata.

Youth Mentors and the young people they help don’t need to live in the same town or city.  Mentoring relationships can be just as effective long-distance via phone or Skype.  The important thing is young people with alopecia areata are helping other young people with alopecia areata…from anywhere in the country.

NAAF wants every child/guardian who wants a mentor to be connected with one, so that they know they are not alone. We are thrilled to offer this program to our NAAF community!

There is no charge to enroll, NAAF's Youth Mentor Program is supported by donations from our community.

You can enroll now by visiting the links below:

Find a Mentor for your child

Find a Mentor as a parent of a child with alopecia areata

Accepting Youth Mentor Applications Now!

If you are between the ages of 16-30, 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!

Enroll as a Youth Mentor today!

"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

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