Are you involved in general education or teaching arts & athletics to young people?

The CoachArt Youth Development Ambassador program is an innovative cross between a Board of Directors and a professional group of like-minded individuals.

This group consists of amazing individuals passionate about youth development in education, arts, or athletics sectors nationwide. Together, the group advises the curriculum of CoachArt’s adaptive arts and athletics programs and advocates for student recruitment to bring CoachArt programming to families impacted by chronic illness nationwide.

More about CoachArt and the CoachArt Connect app

Founded by SurveyMonkey CEO Zander Lurie and philanthropic innovator Leah Bernthal in 2001, CoachArt matches volunteers with an arts or athletics skill to a kid impacted by chronic illness who wants to learn that skill. Since launching the CoachArt connect app in 2018, we have consistently leveraged this technology to increase the number of lesson hours and geographic locations we are able to serve. We still have a long way to go to serve the 12 million kids who qualify for this program nationwide.

Youth Development Ambassador role

To be a CoachArt Youth Development Ambassador, we ask that you:

  • Sign up for a 45-minute Interest/Onboarding Call with our Executive Director Greg
  • Attend quarterly Zoom meetings about the biggest tech/roadmap questions facing CoachArt (and answer our post-meeting advice survey)
  • Make a monthly donation of any size to our Education Ambassadors Fund (and receive a quarterly report on how the funding is being used)
  • Bonus: add our “CoachArt Education Ambassador” content to your LinkedIn profile

Other questions?

If you have any other questions or aren’t ready to sign up for a phone call at this time, please contact our Executive Director at

We’d be thrilled if you consider joining us on the journey to use technology to scale free arts and athletics programs to more kids impacted by chronic illness!