Teen Ambassador Program

Providing an enriching experience that will give knowledge and understanding of the needs of a nonprofit organization.

The mission of the Teen Ambassador Program (TAP) is to build community awareness and support within high school students.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC (RMHCDC) will connect with teens through TAP, encouraging them to take an active role in making a difference. Teens will see firsthand how the lives of our RMHCDC families with seriously ill children can be positively impacted by their efforts.

Teen Ambassadors represent RMHCDC in their schools and community, at our Ronald McDonald Houses, and RMHCDC events. This commitment includes attending monthly meetings, providing youth leadership, providing support at our Ronald McDonald Houses and RMHCDC fundraisers, and helping to organize Teen Ambassador fundraisers for RMHCDC.

To learn more about the program, read our Teen Ambassador Program Description [PDF: 82.5 KB].


Members of the Teen Ambassadors Program (TAP) are high school students entering grade 9 or higher from public and private schools.  Teen Ambassadors in good standing are encouraged to participate throughout their remaining time in high school. This commitment includes attending monthly meetings, planning and participating in RMHCDC fundraisers, and volunteering at the Red Shoe 5k.


To join the Teen Ambassador Program, the applicant must complete the TAP Application [PDF: 171 KB], including references.  One reference must be from a teacher or guidance counselor who fills out the Guidance Counselor Approval Letter [PDF: 116 KB].  Return completed forms and references to TAP@rmhcdc.org.


If you are interested in learning more about the Teen Ambassadors Program, please contact us at TAP@rmhcdc.org.

Spending time at Ronald McDonald House: The Teen Ambassadors love spending time at the Ronald McDonald House during their meetings, while cooking a meal for the families to enjoy, or helping with other projects around the Houses!


TAP at 5k

Red Shoe 5k: TAP provides essential volunteer support for the annual Red Shoe 5k: helping with packet pick-up, registration, the water table, and kid’s activities. For teens that prefer to run, you can organize a team of friends to represent TAP on the course!