Young Advocates Council


We are thrilled to introduce the North Texas Food Bank's Young Advocates Council! This new opportunity will engage dedicated and entrepreneurial high school students at the premiere hunger-relief organization in North Texas.

Join our Board of Directors, Young Professionals, NTFB's Executive Leadership, and your peers from across the city as we work toward closing the meal gap in the Metroplex. Your gift of time and effort will not only help you to perfect valuable skills for college and your career, but you will have a profound and lasting impact on your North Texas neighbors.


Apply to be a Young Advocate

If you will be in 9th to 12th grades for the 2020-2021 school year, we want to hear from you! To be considered for the North Texas Food Bank’s Young Advocate position, you will need to complete and submit the following packet to Catie Enrico at

  • Signed, completed application
  • Letter of Interest to NTFB (why are you interested in doing this, why the North Texas Food Bank, and what can you contribute)
  • Bulleted list of extracurricular activities, including how and why you participated
  • One Essay (see list of topics on page 1 of application)
  • One reference from someone you have worked with (academic teacher preferred, community volunteer or other)
  • Signed Parental Consent and Medical Waiver

Applications due July 1, 2020 by 5:00 pm

Finalist interviews during the month of July

Monthly meetings/volunteer outings late August to April

One annual fundraiser - TBD




Raise critical funds in support of NTFB's ten-year vision to provide 92 million nutritious meals annually

Nearly 800,000 of our friends and neighbors are food insecure. We need your help to secure new funding, sources of food, and new advocates


Active Citizenship
Building Relationships
Conflict Resolution
Diversity Appreciation
Meeting Management
Persuasive Writing
Professional Dress
Public Speaking

Check out our Young Advocates!