ICU baby’s Youth Ambassadors

ICU baby Youth Ambassadors holding a sign that says "I'm a NICU Grad 2003"

Youth Ambassador Program

ICU baby is proud of its Youth Ambassador Program for teenagers who are NICU graduates, NICU siblings or passionate about helping NICU families. Serving on ICU baby’s dynamic team of Youth Ambassadors provides students with the unique opportunity to volunteer in a non-profit organization that directly relates to their life experiences and passion to “give back””.

Ambassadors spread awareness about the NICU, create projects to support families with a baby currently in the hospital, and help fundraise to further ICU baby’s mission. Ambassadors strengthen their leadership and communication skills while working together with their peers to create new community service projects directed to support NICU families.

ICU baby’s Youth Ambassadors

ICU baby’s Youth Ambassador Program is designed for teenagers who have had a NICU experience themselves, are NICU sibling or who are passionate about helping the NICU community. The program gives these driven and passionate youth the opportunity to share their story, be a part of a unique team, and help further the mission of ICU baby by helping with a series of community engagement events.

Our Youth Ambassadors represent HOPE.

The Youth Ambassadors help run the ICU baby Hope Parade, a community walk held in the Fall. They conduct a holiday gift wrap drive to prepare presents for the siblings of the NICU babies. They plan and execute the Car Parade of Hope, decorating their cars and driving around the hospital to bring smiles to the faces of the NICU families and healthcare teams. The Youth Ambassadors also help celebrate NICU Siblings Day and Parent’s Day.

Applications for enrollment are open the first week of August.

ICU baby's Youth Ambassadors

Youth Ambassador News

NICU Grads Return to Give Hope

ICU baby’s Youth Ambassadors came together to create a car parade of hope for families with a currently admitted baby in the NICU of South Miami Hospital. Families and members … Read More


In celebration of National Siblings Day, April 10, 2023, ICU baby ran a photo contest on social media to honor the precious moments of siblings with a NICU connection. Using … Read More

NICU Grads Return to Give Hope!

The ICU baby Youth Ambassadors will host their 3rd Annual Car Parade of Hope at South Miami Hospital on Sunday, February 5th at 1PM. Families with a currently admitted baby … Read More

Surprising NICU Siblings

McGlannan School & ICU baby’s Youth Ambassadors partnered up and got into the holiday spirit to surprise the brothers and sisters of our NICU babies. McGlannan School collected over 200 … Read More

Packing in Our Community

This Fall brought together several student groups to help ICU baby prepare items for our NICU families. Sixty members of the University of Miami Track & Field and Cross Country … Read More

This Year’s Youth Ambassadors

ICU baby kicks off this year’s Youth Ambassador Program with a record number of members. We look forward to working with a new group of NICU-passionate youth who will help … Read More

Car Parade for Hope presented by ICU baby Youth Ambassadors

The Youth Ambassadors held their 2nd annual Car Parade for Hope at South Miami Hospital to honor NICU babies and their families. Families with a baby admitted in the NICU … Read More

Volunteer Spotlight | Ila Urquidi

Ila Urquidi was born at 32 weeks weighing only 3 lbs 14 oz. After spending 6 long weeks in the NICU, Ila finally reached 5 lbs and was able to … Read More

A Mother’s (& Father’s!) Day Celebration

ICU baby celebrated dozens of NICU mothers and their families at Baptist Health’s South Miami Hospital and Holtz Children’s Hospital at UM/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. ICU baby staff, tele-support volunteers, … Read More

ICU baby Youth Ambassadors Making a Difference

Written by Youth Ambassador VP, Stella Bilirakis Although COVID-19 introduced many barriers, ICU baby continued to create interactive experiences for NICU families such as virtual storytimes. In efforts to continue … Read More

A Car Parade to Celebrate World Prematurity Day

Car parade celebrations have defined the happier days of 2020. The ICU baby Team was thrilled when former NICU Mom, Monica Babich, suggested to incorporate this trend in ICU baby’s … Read More

Launching Our Youth Ambassador Program

ICU baby proudly launched its Inaugural Youth Ambassador Committee on September 15th! Fourteen of our community’s youth joined ICU baby in our mission to support families with a critically ill … Read More