Say What! Teen Ambassadors

THE TEEN AMBASSADOR MISSION

Texas Teen Ambassadors serve as the youth voice of the statewide movement, Say What! and are dedicated to connecting communities and educating others on the manipulation and misinformation about vaping and all other commercialized tobacco products.

HOW WE CREATE THE FIRST
TOBACCO-FREE GENERATION

• Educate youth and adults about the dangers of all
  tobacco products

• Serve as the local experts in our schools and
  communities

• Influence our peers to live tobacco-free lives through
  social media

• Meet and work with like-minded youth and adults at
  the state and national level

• Travel across the state to lead tobacco prevention events

• Advocate for tobacco-free youth and investing in tobacco
  prevention with local, state, and national elected officials

• Collaborate with the Say What! staff to design all
  Say What! Events

BECOME A TEEN AMBASSADOR

Say What! Teen Ambassador application requirements:

 

• Must be a Texas resident

• Must be entering 9th-11th grade for the
  upcoming school year

• Must be at least 15 years of age or will be 15 years
  of age by December 31st

 

Applications for the 2023-24 school year will be available soon!

2022 - 2023 Teen Ambassadors and Consultants

Meet the Teen Ambassadors

Angie

 

How many years have you been a Say What! Teen Ambassador?
This is my first year being a Teen Ambassador!

 

What is your favorite holiday?
My favorite holiday is definitely Thanksgiving because I get to spend time with my whole family.

 

What is the first thing you would buy with a million dollars?
The first thing I would buy with $1 million would be my education.

 

If you could go anywhere for an all-expenses-paid vacation, where would you go?
I would definitely go to Maui, Hawaii for the beaches and cuisine.

Charlene

 

How many years have you been a Say What! Teen Ambassador? 
This is my fourth year as a Teen Ambassador!

 

What is your favorite holiday?
My favorite holiday is Christmas!

 

What is the first thing you would buy with a million dollars?
The first thing I would buy with a million dollars would definitely be an education! I would pay for my college tuition.

 

If you could go anywhere for an all-expenses-paid vacation, where would you go?
I would love to go on an all-expenses-paid vacation to Bora Bora!

Ella

 

How many years have you been a Say What! Teen Ambassador?
This is my fourth year as a Teen Ambassador!

 

What is your favorite holiday?
Halloween will always hold a special place in my heart because it is a few days after my birthday. When I was young, I would always have Halloween-themed birthday parties with all my friends and family.

 

What is the first thing you would buy with a million dollars?
The first thing I would buy with $1 million is a house on the Frio River.

 

If you could go anywhere for an all-expenses-paid vacation, where would you go?
If I could go on an all-expenses-paid vacation, I would go on a tour of Europe.

Jaydn

 

How many years have you been a Say What! Teen Ambassador? 
I am a second-year Teen Ambassador!

 

What is your favorite holiday?
My favorite holiday is by far Thanksgiving because the food is amazing!

 

What is the first thing you would buy with a million dollars?
The first thing I would buy with $1 million dollars is a big ‘ole pig farm!

 

If you could go anywhere for an all-expenses-paid vacation, where would you go?
I would love to go all around the United States to the places where agriculture is popular.

 

Joy

 

How many years have you been a Say What! Teen Ambassador?
First year as a Teen Ambassador!

 

What is your favorite holiday?
International Woman’s Day is my favorite holiday (because it is on my birthday)!

 

What is the first thing you would buy with a million dollars?
Pay off my mom’s debt.

 

If you could go anywhere for an all-expenses-paid vacation, where would you go?
Greece because of all the villas and historical landmarks!

Kalaiha

 

How many years have you been a Say What! Teen Ambassador? 
I’m a first-year Teen Ambassador!

 

What is your favorite holiday?
Christmas! I know it is basic but it’s a classic. I’ve made some of the best memories at Christmas time!

 

What is the first thing you would buy with a million dollars?
The first thing I would do with $1 million dollars is build my family’s dream home.

 

If you could go anywhere for an all-expenses-paid vacation, where would you go?
If I could go anywhere on an all-expenses-paid vacation, I would visit Paris, France. I’ve been obsessed with Paris ever since I was a little girl so it would be my first choice.

Mariana

 

How many years have you been a Say What! Teen Ambassador?
This is my first year being a Teen Ambassador.

 

What is your favorite holiday?
My favorite holiday is Christmas.

 

What is the first thing you would buy with a million dollars?
If I had a million dollars I would donate half to an animal shelter, then I would buy a boat.

 

If you could go anywhere for an all-expenses-paid vacation, where would you go?
If I could go anywhere I would go to Italy or France.

Michelle

 

How many years have you been a Say What! Teen Ambassador?
This is my first year as a Teen Ambassador!

 

What is your favorite holiday?
My favorite holiday is Christmas because I typically travel to see my family.

 

What is the first thing you would buy with a million dollars?
I would buy my college education before spending anything else.

 

If you could go anywhere for an all-expenses-paid vacation, where would you go?
I would go to Huatulco, Mexico and enjoy the beach.

Ryan

 

How many years have you been a Say What! Teen Ambassador?
I am a first year Teen Ambassador!

 

What is your favorite holiday?
My favorite holiday would have to be Thanksgiving. I love spending time with my family, and I LOVE eating delicious food.

 

What is the first thing you would buy with a million dollars?
The first thing I would do with a million dollars is take my friends on a huge shopping spree to buy a bunch of clothes.

 

If you could go anywhere for an all-expenses-paid vacation, where would you go?
I would love to go to Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo and Japanese culture seem so interesting to me and I would love to go over there and explore. Also, I would definitely have to go to Disneyland Tokyo!

Victoria

 

How many years have you been a Say What! Teen Ambassador?
This is part 2 of my Teen Ambassadorship :D

 

What is your favorite holiday?
Thanksgiving is THE best holiday because it is basically Christmas without all the stress. You get time with family and amazing food!

 

What is the first thing you would buy with a million dollars?
I would buy my parents their dream house and car (and mine too of course).

 

If you could go anywhere for an all-expenses-paid vacation, where would you go?
I would go on a trip to all the countries in South Asia because there are so many cultures and history.

Zoey

 

How many years have you been a Say What! Teen Ambassador?
I am a first year Teen Ambassador!

 

What is your favorite holiday?
My favorite holiday is Easter. My family always has a big get together, and a massive Easter egg hunt in the backyard.

 

What is the first thing you would buy with a million dollars?
I would use a million dollars to pay for college.

 

If you could go anywhere for an all-expenses-paid vacation, where would you go?
I would take a trip to Australia and go scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef.

Meet the TA Consultants

Daegen

 

How many years have you been a Say What! Teen Ambassador Consultant? 
Five years! Three years as a Teen Ambassador and two years as a Teen Ambassador Consultant.

 

What is your favorite holiday?
CHRISTMAS!

 

What is the first thing you would buy with a million dollars?
Buy a large plot of land for my family and myself.

 

If you could go anywhere for an all-expenses-paid vacation, where would you go?
I want to go to Hawaii!

Kayla

 

How many years have you been a Say What! Teen Ambassador Consultant? 
This is my fourth year in the program! Three years as a Teen Ambassador and this is my first year as a Teen Ambassador Consultant

 

What is your favorite holiday?
I love the breaks we get for all of them!

 

What is the first thing you would buy with a million dollars?
The first thing I would do with a million dollars is budget it. (ugh! adult things!)

 

If you could go anywhere for an all-expenses-paid vacation, where would you go?
If I could go anywhere, I would go to Madrid, Spain or Amsterdam.

Max

 

How many years have you been a Say What! Teen Ambassador Consultant ? 
This is my 3rd year in the program. My first year as a Teen Ambassador Consultant and two years as a Teen Ambassador

 

What is your favorite holiday?
Halloween!!!!!!!

 

What is the first thing you would buy with a million dollars?
With $1 million dollars I would go on my dream vacation.

 

If you could go anywhere for an all-expenses-paid vacation, where would you go?
I would go to Hawaii!

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Phone

Toll Free: 877.304.2727

Local: 512.245.8082

Mailing Address

Texas School Safety Center

ATTN: Say What Program

Texas State University

601 University Drive

San Marcos, TX 78666

Say What! was created and designed by young people from across Texas and connects students interested in eliminating tobacco from their schools and communities. The Say What! movement is funded by the Texas Department of State Health Services through a contract with the Texas School Safety Center at Texas State University.