American Heart Association’s Sweetheart Program Seeking Applicants

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American Heart Association’s Sweetheart Program Seeking Applicants

The Sweetheart Program, founded by the American Heart Association (, is a unique personal development experience for select high school young women. It provides training in leadership skills, advocacy, community service and heart-healthy living — plus up to 20 community service hours. The program is chaired by Maggi Thorne and Pam Traudt.

The year of monthly events includes an unprecedented opportunity for the young women and their mothers to attend a Leadership Summit with prominent female leaders in business, education, government and the home. In addition to other educational and fun events, they will also be presented at the Heart Ball on Friday, March 9, 2018.

Throughout their year as Sweethearts, the young women will begin building strong resumes, learn how to best use their personal leadership talents, and create life-long friendships and memories. They will volunteer their time to help others and experience the spirit of community volunteerism, the hallmark of a healthy community.

The local chapter is currently seeking nominations of young women (sophomores-seniors) who exemplify a healthy lifestyle, demonstrate leadership through their schoolwork and activities, and have the desire to give back to the community.

A tax-deductible patronage fee of $1,500 for the program can be paid by parents or by sponsors (civic organizations, friends and relatives, businesses or any combination of the above).

To nominate or apply to be a 2017-18 Sweetheart, please contact Sara Brown at