Hi there! We are the Yappies...the Youth Ambassadors of Akshaya Patra. We are a group of dynamic, creative, and thoughtful young people, determined to make a difference in this world through our awareness and fundraising intiatives.


We're so grateful to be a part of an organization that gives back to our heritage and culture in such an impactful way with the gift of a meal. This excites and motivates us to be the voices of those children of India here in the US by spotlighting our cause around our local communities.

What do Yappies do?
  • 1 Plan and organize awareness and fundraising events.
  • 2 Conceptualize, create, film, and edit content for our Akshaya Patra social channels
  • Write an essay or blog connected with your work as a YA or about Akshaya Patra. We will select and publish a new essay on our website each month.
  • 4 Run an online fundraising campaign for your birthday where friends and family can donate.
  • 5 Take part in campaigns and promote them via social media.
  • 6 Participate in YA activities organized by Akshaya Patra.
Benefits of Youth Ambassador Program
  • References and recommendations for colleges, internships & job opportunities
  • Community service hours for school and extracurricular programs.
  • Recognition on our website, social media and newsletters.
  • Develop leadership, creative, and professional skills.
  • Mentorship possibilities in areas of business, arts, science, and social and cultural self improvement.
  • Speak and represent Akshaya Patra at public events.
  • Visit to an Akshaya Patra kitchen & school in India.
  • Appointment to the Youth Ambassador Council program.

Eligibility for YAP

Anyone between the ages of 10 - 25 are eligible to apply for the Youth Ambassador program. A parent or guardian is required to sign a consent form for anyone 18 years or under.

Please read our FAQ for more information.

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Our Ambassadors

Youth Ambassadors are doing great work by helping millions of children every day. We are delighted and humbled by what our dedicated young people achieve and take this opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments.

Meet our Youth Ambassadors

Contact Info

Hey! I'm Ashwini,

your Yappie coordinator. If you have any questions or want to discuss your ideas for fundraising and generating awareness, please contact me!

Contact to Ashwini

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