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 2024 for an opportunity to apply for the 10th class.

Currently in its 9th 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 13-18 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 4th 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 Julia Huth has been named the 4th annual S.A.V.E. Scholar of the Year with Calla Doh and Alicia Mcarvill 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 2023 Scholars

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

Brian & Ruth Raftery

The Lane Family

Mathew H. Valenza Foundation

2024 – Young Ambassadors

  • Sarthak Chandesh
    • City: Mendham
    • Grade: 8th
    • Person who Inspires Me: My Brother
  • Henry Doherty
    • City: Larchmont
    • Grade: 9th
    • Person who Inspires Me: Ryan McDonagh
  • Olivia Gismondi
    • City: East Williston
    • Grade: 11th
    • Person who Inspires Me: My Dad
  • Franco Goldman
    • City: Westfield
    • Grade: 8th
    • Person who Inspires Me: “The Bull” William Goldman
  • Claudia Hupp
    • City: Lake Grove
    • Grade: 11th
    • Person who Inspires Me: My Grandparents
  • Ethan Hupp
    • City: Lake Grove
    • Grade: 9th
    • Person who Inspires Me: Dad and Mom
  • Lindsay Iaquinta
    • City: Chatham
    • Grade: 12th
    • Person who Inspires Me: My Parents
  • Max Lowe
    • City: New Canaan
    • Grade: 12th
    • Person who Inspires Me: My Dad, Robert Lowe
  • Maya Markowski
    • City: Mahopac
    • Grade: 12th
    • Person who Inspires Me: My Babcia
  • Aidan Poole
    • City: Nutley
    • Grade: 10th
    • Person who Inspires Me: His Parents
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  • Reese Powell
    • City: Bayside
    • Grade: 8th
    • Person who Inspires Me: My Mom and Dad
  • Alex Rentz
    • City: Darien
    • Grade: 10th
    • Person who Inspires Me: Adam Fox
  • Michael Savare
    • City: Scotch Plains
    • Grade: 10th
    • Person who Inspires Me: My Parents
  • Max Shafran
    • City: East Meadow
    • Grade: 9th
    • Person who Inspires Me: My Dad
  • Sabrina Truitt
    • City: Medford
    • Grade: 9th
    • Person who Inspires Me: My Pop Pop