Meet the student volunteers who provide nationwide strategy and direction to youth and collegiate fundraising programs.
The National Campus & Youth Engagement Team (NCYET) met on June 17 and 18 in Chicago, IL, for the annual transition meeting where they spent time learning about ACS, setting up the team for success, learning how to be effective trainers, creating year-long strategy plans, and, of course, team bonding and having fun.
The NCYET is a group of 14 student volunteers across the country who work to set and execute the nationwide strategy for elementary, middle school, high school and college spaces. The team provides year-round support, develops resources, and facilitates the creation of a national network of students, faculty, and staff who are committed to the fight to end cancer.
Meet the 2023-2024 team members!
|Name||Role ||Region ||School ||State|
|Sam Keimweiss ||Co-Lead ||North ||Northwestern University ||IL |
|Caitlyn Risley ||Co-Lead ||Northeast ||Youngstown State University (Graduated) ||OH |
|Sameeha Ahmed ||ACS On Campus High School Chair ||CGH Division ||UC Berkeley ||CA |
|Shanay Desai ||Global Capacity Chair ||Southeast ||Vanderbilt University ||TN |
|Kaitlyn Helt ||Recognition & Top Performers Chair ||Northeast ||Youngstown State University (Graduated) ||OH |
|Jake Konigsberg ||Advocacy Chair ||Northeast ||University of Pennsylvania ||PA |
|Jessica Lee ||Training & Development Chair ||Northeast ||Rutgers University ||NJ |
|Megan Palestro ||ACS On Campus College Chair ||Northeast ||Siena College ||NY |
|Maddison Petrow ||Mission Integrations Chair ||Northeast ||Northern Highlands Regional High School ||NJ |
|Ananya Pinnamaneni ||Community Liaison Co-Chair ||CGH Division ||Dougherty Valley High School ||CA |
|Saketh Pradhan ||Fundraising Innovations Chair ||North ||University of Pennsylvania ||PA |
|Darshita Prathap ||Marketing & Communications Chair ||CGH Division ||UC Berkeley ||CA |
|Hailee Ronnow ||Community Liaison Co-Chair ||Southeast ||University of Tennessee (Graduated) ||TN |
|Isha Sarkar ||Relay For Life Chair ||CGH Division ||UC Santa Cruz ||CA |
While this group of high school and college students each have a different role on the team, they collaborate as one unifying group.
Some things to expect from the team this year will include new chapter and new officer virtual onboarding programs, peer-to-peer mentoring, nationwide fundraising challenges, training videos, supporting the annual Top Performers Conference, and collaboration amongst other ACS Volunteer Groups such as the Nationwide Community Fundraising Leadership Team and the Gold Together Advisory Council.
For questions regarding the National Campus & Youth Engagement Team, please email ACSOnCampus@Cancer.org.