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TeamCindy™ is a fundraising arm of the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, the nation’s premier nonprofit organization solely dedicated to providing critical awareness, education, support, and research funding to reduce the incidence of brain aneurysms. Each year, brain aneurysm ruptures cause nearly 500,000 deaths worldwide. Traditionally, awareness campaigns and advocacy have not focused on a younger demographic despite half of these victims being under 50.

Our Youth Ambassador Program is one of the many ways we address this issue by educating our community about the prevalence, detection, and prevention of brain aneurysm ruptures. It provides an opportunity for young people to become involved in a national nonprofit organization, merging civic engagement and leadership development for high school and college students. This valuable experience grants our ambassadors a competitive edge in the college application process and in the workforce after graduation. The program is open to applicants aged 15 – 22.


  • Be able to devote at least two hours per week
  • Have a genuine desire to increase awareness about brain aneurysms
  • Complete a yearly Keystone Project that aligns with TeamCindy’s mission
  • Be willing to learn more about brain aneurysms and associated content
  • Partake in advocacy on the national, state, and city levels
  • Participate in TeamCindy events with other Youth Ambassadors

Ambassador Achievements and Benefits:

  • Networking opportunities
  • Exposure to key policy makers on national and local levels
  • Opportunity to share vital, life-saving information
  • Recognition and awards for commitment and service
  • Development of skills necessary to become strong leaders, critical thinkers, problem solvers, and public speakers

Desired Outcomes:

  • Bringing brain aneurysms to the forefront in conversation and daily life
  • Develop new avenues to increase fundraising and government funding
  • Improve TeamCindy’s online social media presence among peer groups
  • Increase youth participation in TeamCindy events

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