E●A●T is proud to offer two programs for middle and high school teens ready to take on leadership positions and join our fight to end allergies together. These programs will help us fund research to find cures for food allergies while educating communities on the dangers of living with them. By becoming an ambassador or starting a school club, teens will learn how to plan events, fundraise and advocate for those affected by food allergies. Both programs are open to teens with and without food allergies. Email E●A●T’s Community Events Manager, Michelle Isban, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to get started!
- A Teen Ambassador can be a student with or without food allergies.
- Ambassadors select the type of fundraisers they want to create and E●A●T’s Community Events Manager supports ambassadors and helps plan them.
- Ambassadors can choose to plan one fundraiser or host multiple fundraisers.
- School clubs are comprised of a group of students with and without food allergies.
- Clubs require approval from your school.
- Clubs meet regularly and decide how often. For example, once a week or once a month.
- Clubs vote together on fundraisers and events they want to hold and E●A●T’s Community Events Manager helps with planning.
MEET OUR FEATURED TEEN AMBASSADORS
Connecticut, Class of 2024
I was really excited to plan and host my “Shoot for a Cure” fundraiser for E●A●T. It was a way for me to raise money for a cause that is very important to my family AND do something I love – play basketball. My twin brother and I both have life threatening food allergies. A cure for food allergies is something I have wished for since I was very young, so I really hope End Allergies Together raises a lot of money to fund the researchers looking for a cure. It really would change so many lives, including mine!
New York, Class of 2022
Having lived with severe allergies my entire life, when I first heard about E●A●T, I knew I wanted to get involved. I am so excited to help the organization and bring awareness to my high school. E●A●T draws attention to the importance of awareness for food allergies with a mission of finding cures and treatment for everybody. Allergies are affecting more and more people worldwide and it’s time we end them all together!
New York, Class of 2023
I’m a freshman at Scarsdale High School and have been living with multiple food allergies since I was two. I’m passionate about raising awareness of food allergies and finding a cure. In my spare time, I enjoy tennis, skiing, guitar and hanging out with my dog, Charlie. I’m excited to work with E●A●T to spread awareness of food allergies in my high school and community. I’m confident that E●A●T’s goal of collaboration will bring us one step closer to a cure.
New York, Class of 2024
I am allergic to tree nuts, peanuts, fish and shellfish. I know how hard it can be to have food allergies. My family and I have to be so careful to read ingredients on food packages, speak to waitstaff at restaurants to carefully explain my allergies, and constantly remember to ask about ingredients before I put anything into my mouth. It can be really scary to put my health at risk by eating out in a foreign country. Additionally, it is hard to not be able to eat the same foods as the rest of my friends and family. I am excited to be involved with E●A●T because I hope that with donations, we are able to find better ways to manage food allergies. I hope that at some point in my future I might be able to try Nutella or eat fried calamari!
New York, Class of 2024
I am fourteen years old and in 8th grade at Hackley School. When I was four years old, my mother had to rush me to the hospital because I was covered in rashes from head to toe and I was unable to walk. It was that day that we found out I was allergic to pineapple. Other than pineapple, I am also allergic to walnuts. I am very excited to be a Teen Ambassador for E●A●T because I agree with everything they are doing. I know how scary it is to have an allergic reaction, and it is not pleasant. I feel it is important to find a cure and to support science and research in this area. I’m so excited to join E.A.T and help be a part of something that will better people’s lives!
Jack Dylan Zipper
New York, Class of 2024
I enjoy playing tennis and golf, skiing, watching sports, competing in the National History Bee and undertaking charitable projects. I have struggled with severe food allergies to egg, fin fish, sesame, mustard and pineapple since birth. Food allergies greatly impact my life, my siblings’ lives who also have food allergies and the lives of my friends and family. I have undergone successful desensitization treatments that have greatly improved my quality of life, and I want to help E.A.T find and fund more treatments for children like me. I hope that my work for E●A●T can bring much needed awareness and fundraising to this important and growing issue.