The National MS Society, Upper Midwest Chapter offers a number of ways for teens affected by MS to get involved and gain support. For more information, contact Krista Harding at 612-335-7937, 800-582-5296 (option 2) or firstname.lastname@example.org. Teens can also request to be a part of the “National MS Society, Upper Midwest Chapter Teen Connection” Facebook group to receive regular updates about teen-friendly, chapter-sponsored events.
Are you interested in connecting with other teens who are affected by MS? Do you have input on how the chapter can better support teens? Do you just want to have some fun? Join us for the Teen Summit at one of our four annual conferences in Fargo, N.D.; Des Moines, Iowa; Minneapolis, Minn; and Sioux Falls, S.D. For more information, click here or contact Krista at 612-335-7937 or email@example.com.
Teen Council is a group of 13- to 18-year olds who are related to a person with MS and are interested in raising awareness about MS. Teen Council members meet regularly throughout the year to build leadership skills, form relationships with other teens in similar circumstances and act as consultants to chapter staff planning teen programs. Teen Council is also a fantastic accomplishment to include on college applications or on resumes for employment.
Team of the Future at Walk MS
Team of the Future is a chapterwide, super team made up of Walk MS teams led by young adults ages 13 to 18. To join, simply register as a Team of the Future captain, recruit teammates and fundraise together. It’s easy, fun and makes a big impact. Click here for more information.
Teen Crew at Challenge Walk MS: Twin Cities
Teens gather for a weekend of hard work and fun supporting walkers! Teen Crew members help load and unload luggage, decorate the walk route, staff a rest stop, cheer on walkers and participate in the final victory march. Teens must be highly motivated, in 10th through 12th grade, and at least 15 years old to participate.
Apply to be a member of Teen Crew 2013! Simply fill out this application and return it to Krista at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, September 13, 2013. All teens in 10th through 12th grade who are at least 15 years old are invited to join. Tell your friends!
MS Scholarship Program
We believe MS should not stand in the way of an education. The National MS Society Scholarship Program helps students affected by MS move their lives forward.
Youth Camp is for kids grades four through 12 who have a parent or live with a person who has MS. At this weeklong camp in western Wisconsin, campers build friendships, share great experiences and enjoy educational and recreational activities at the wonderful island campsite of Camp Icaghowan in western Wisconsin.
Teen Adventure Camp
Find "Teen Adventure Camp" in the red tool bar and click for more information or to download the application.
Pediatric Support Network
Although MS is typically thought of as an adult-onset disease, some children and teens have been diagnosed. Access information and resources, as well as "Children and Teens with MS: A Network for Families," which offers educational and psychosocial support for families living with MS.