Youth Ambassador Program
The Youth Ambassador is a dynamic leadership development program for Middle and High School age girls where a love of community, motivation to make a positive impact, and passion for community service are fostered within their peers throughout South Florida.
The mission of The Youth Ambassador will provide young women the opportunity to empower and be empowered through different opportunities to be engaged within our community through community service opportunities while learning leadership skills and being mentored by industry professionals.
2021 Youth Ambassador Committee:
Mrs. Lisa Chair
Mrs. Lisa, Youth Ambassador Chair
Lisa was first introduced to the Jr Orange Bowl in December 2017 by her daughter, LeAnn Vazquez as she took the role of Chair for the Photography Committee. Quickly, the entire family became dedicated to the mission of the Jr Orange Bowl.
Lisa is a full time High School teacher by day. She leads many workshops, mentors the Youth and Young Adults of the community, a local philanthropist emphasizing Community Service initiatives in our community, and is actively the Vice Chair for Photography Committee, Youth Ambassador Chair , and the Chair for Jobie.
Dr. Claudia. Co-Chair
Dr. Claudia Co-Chair
Dr Claudia Orrett, a Clinical Psychologist, author, business owner, and the most important role, mother of teenage twins, who is involved in many worthwhile organizations. Proud Member of the Youth Ambassador since 2019. Passionate about special Needs causes and youth mentorship.
Elba Iglesias, MD, Youth Ambassador Committee Member
Dr. Elba has been a member of Junior Orange Bowl since 2015 and from the beginning was a Youth Ambassador committee member. The growth and development of young women is something she feels very passionate about. Dr. Elba is the Medical Director of Adolescent Medicine at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital at Memorial. She has made the care of young adults her life’s professional mission and being able to participate with the Youth Ambassadors gives her the added opportunity to do this. She is the mother of a 13 year old boy and after being a New Yorker for most of her life now enjoys Miami, Florida with her family as her home.
Lydia Hernandez, Committee Member
Lydia joined the Junior Orange Bowl in August 2017 where she began as an intern while completing her degree in Business Management and Supervision. She continued with the organization as a staff member until 2019. Lydia continues to work in the non-profit industry and plans to do so as long as possible. Having children of her own and having seen the impact Junior Orange Bowl has on children's lives, she hopes to continue to help the organization provide opportunities for children of all ages to pursue their dreams.
Alyssa Vazquez, Committee Member
Miss. Alysa was first introduced to Jr. Orange Bowl through her sister and mother. She has volunteered for many years with several organizations within Miami-Dade County and now has taken her love of community to Orlando, FL. She is currently completing her degree in Business Management with a focus in Social Media Marketing in Orlando, FL. Alysa comes with a verse background in Social Media management and marketing. She is very excited to be working with Jr Orange Bowl and to be a part of the wonderful Youth Ambassador team.
2021 Youth Ambassadors will be announced April 11!