The Young Ambassadors program was developed because the Henrik Lundqvist Foundation believes in the incredible power of young people to make a difference in the world and we want to give you a platform to do just that!

Applications for the HLFYA program are now CLOSED

Please follow HLF on Instagram to see what our Young Ambassadors are up to throughout the year and come back in Fall 2022 for an opportunity to apply for the 8th class.

Currently in its 7th year, the HLFYA program empowers young men & women who want to be changemakers in their communities and beyond. The program is open to young men and women ages 12-18 who reside in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut. This year, HLFYAs are expected to fulfill the following program requirements:

  1. Complete a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of community service (signed off on by a supervisor, teacher, coach, parent or guardian);
  2. Complete one (1) independent service project in support of HLF’s mission;
  3. Attend at least one (1) HLF-hosted event and/or service project (these projects will be hosted in New York City, at various locations and times throughout the year);
  4. Make a short presentation to his/her class, team or other community group about HLF’s mission and his/her work as an HLFYA. All HLFYAs also commit to conducting themselves with integrity and make a promise to embody HLF’s ideals of hard work, determination, service and kindness to others.

* Financial assistance is available for participants who may need support to fulfill these requirements.

HLF Young Ambassadors 2nd Annual S.A.V.E. Scholarship

Shaping young leaders through exceptional Service, Academics, Values & character Excellence

The Henrik Lundqvist Foundation is proud to announce that Sarah Keane has been named the 2nd annual S.A.V.E. Scholar of the Year with Alicia McCarvil and Madalyn Burhart receiving the two runner-up prizes. This annual, need-based scholarship program exclusively for alumni of the HLF Young Ambassadors Program is awarded to individuals exhibiting exemplary dedication to Service and Academics, who possess strong Values and display overall character Excellence.

Click HERE to read about the 2021 Scholars

The S.A.V.E. Scholarship is made possible through the generosity of

Brian & Ruth Raftery

The Lane Family

2022 – Young Ambassadors

  • Angelo Amodeo
    • City: Brooklyn
    • Grade: 11th
    • Person who Inspires Me: My Family
  • Braden Bhalla
    • City: Riverwood
    • Grade: 8th
    • Person who Inspires Me: My Brother (Tyler)
  • MK Braun
    • City: Greenwich
    • Grade: 11th
    • Person who Inspires Me: My Dad
  • Aidan Fairwinter
    • City: Scotch Plains
    • Grade: 10th
    • Person who Inspires Me: Jimmy Butler
  • Luke Frame
    • City: New Canaan
    • Grade: 10th
    • Person who Inspires Me: My Dad
  • Reagan Ghedina
    • City: Whippany
    • Grade: 6th
    • Person who Inspires Me: My Parents
  • Vincent Henrickson
    • City: Frankfort
    • Grade: 8th
    • Person who Inspires Me: My Little Sister Gianna
  • John Huth
    • City: Wayne
    • Grade: 9th
    • Person who Inspires Me: My Dad
  • Chase Pinkernell
    • City: New Canaan
    • Grade: 10th
    • Person who Inspires Me: Henrik Lundqvist
  • Ilan Shterenberg
    • City: Clarksburg
    • Grade: 7th
    • Person who Inspires Me: My Coach Dave Evans & Yury Levinson, My Parents, Henrik, Braden Holtby, and Zach Fucale
  • Brett Sylvester
    • City: Greenwich
    • Grade: 9th
    • Person who Inspires Me: My Mom and Steven Sudell
  • Maxwell Warden
    • City: Greenwich
    • Grade: 10th
    • Person who Inspires Me: My Dad
  • Sean Watchmaker
    • City: New Canaan
    • Grade: 11th
    • Person who Inspires Me: My Grandfather
  • Robert Yardley
    • City: White Plains
    • Grade: 12th
    • Person who Inspires Me: Henrik Lundqvist and My Parents
  • Matthew Zocks
    • City: Livingston
    • Grade: 8th
    • Person who Inspires Me: My Mom