Advocates in Action Council

The Advocates in Action Council (AAC) is a group of young adults who are business professionals, community leaders, and engaged students. These up-and-comers actively support the advancement of JDRF’s advocacy priority areas, spread awareness of type 1 diabetes (T1D) within their communities, and inspire youth to use their voices and share their stories with key decision makers. Through their involvement, they drive meaningful progress on our path to cures for T1D.

About The Advocates in Action Council

JDRF Advocates have had an incredible impact on moving the ball forward for the T1D community. Advocates have secured billions in Federal funding for T1D research, influenced policy decisions to benefit people with T1D, and much more. Members of the AAC will take a leadership role in continuing this important work.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Joining monthly AAC meetings and participating on a designated committee
  • Partnering with local Advocacy leaders to support existing or establish a new Advocacy Committee
  • Supporting local JDRF Advocate recruitment efforts
  • Participating in national Advocacy initiatives, like the Promise to Remember Me campaign and New Member Outreach Initiative meetings
  • Amplifying JDRF Advocacy messaging on social media and helping create content
  • Mentoring local youths in JDRF Advocacy
  • Spreading awareness of the AAC and recruiting new members
  • Completing a local annual community service project in tandem with AAC members around the country

Interested? Get involved

Those interested in applying to become a member of JDRF’s Advocates in Action Council can submit an online application that will be reviewed by a member of the AAC Leadership Team. All young adults ages 18-26 are eligible to apply, with the term officially beginning the following January. The AAC application will reopen in September. 

Are you an active AAC member? Click here for key resources!


For questions about the Advocates in Action Council, please email