Youth Ambassador Program for
Promoting Healthy Spines

Create a Team • Raise Funds • Win Awards

From “tech-neck”, backpack strain, and sports injuries, today’s youth are at risk more than ever to experience back and neck issues. This program furthers NSHF’s mission by building awareness of spinal health. Youth will educate others about factors that compromise spinal health, promote STEM activities, and develop basic fundraising opportunities.

  • Rising S.T.A.R. – Elementary School (age 5-12)
  • Youth Ambassador S.T.A.R. – Middle/High School (ages 13-18)
The S.T.A.R. award provides participants community service fulfillment opportunities and can be used on job or college applications.

  • S.T.A.R. Status – All participating students in the We’ve Got Your Back race earn S.T.A.R. status and medal!
  • Rising S.T.A.R. School of the Year AwardA special prize awarded to the elementary school and middle school that brings the largest registered team or highest amount of donations.
  • Youth Ambassador S.T.A.R. Teen of the Year Award – Recognizes youth race participants who raise $250 or more through race registrations and/or donations. This award also qualifies you to be considered for NSHF’s most prestigious youth award, the Young Spinal Champion of the Year Award.
Become a STAR – Register today!
STAR Youth Ambassador Program Info