We're looking for passionate, hardworking students to help educate their peers about the importance of health care.


The Tennessee Justice Center (TJC) Student Ambassador Program is an opportunity for high schoolers to get engaged and informed on healthcare issues and become advocates in their schools and community. TJC is a nonprofit that uses the law, education, and advocacy to help families access basic necessities like health care.

TJC Student Ambassadors will develop important advocacy, critical thinking, and leadership skills. At a conference held in January 2018, they will learn about the history of Medicaid, its impact on health and life outcomes for children, and its important role in the health care system Tennesseans depend on


Attend the conference in January 2018

  • Overview of Tennessee Justice Center’s work. A review of why Medicaid is important.
  • Trainings on: How to talk to press. Digital Organizing and Social Media. Activism 101.

Join quarterly webinars

  • The webinars will be on Health Care issues such as CHIP, Medicaid coverage, etcetera.  

Collect stories

  • We want ambassadors and their network of friends and families to share stories on how Medicaid and CHIP or other insurance has helped them succeed.



Students can apply themselves OR they can be nominated by a community member such as an afterschool staff member, a church member, a teacher, a mentor, or parent.


Student Application form for TJC Student Ambassador Program:


Community Nomination form for TJC Student Ambassador Program:


Students must fill out all the information, ask parents for consent for press, and answer an essay on:

How has health insurance played a role in your life and why do you think it is an important social justice issue?



Ambassadors will be selected December 2017

We will consider each student’s essay and community nomination. We are seeking a representative group of CoverKids, TennCare, Marketplace, Privately Insured, and Uninsured students from different areas in Tennessee.

If you have any questions, please contact Dennisse Calle, King Child Health Fellow, at or (615)846-4705