Application: 2022 - 2023 Youth Ambassador Program

OVERVIEW
The Youth Ambassador Program (YAP) is a year-long service-learning program from (September-June) for high school students at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center (discovergates.org). Participating youth will have an opportunity to network and partner with organizations engaged in social change, deepen their understanding of various local and global issues, develop their collaboration and communication skills, and explore the unique role youth can play to make a difference in their communities and across the world. 
 
 
 
APPLICATION DUE DATE: 11:59 August 16, 2022 


 PROGRAM BENEFITS

Participants selected for the program will join a community of youth leaders that will:
Participate in activities to deepen their understanding of various local and global issues.
Strengthen their empathy, communication, and collaboration skills.
Plan and lead community outreach efforts to raise awareness and inspire youth to take action.
Develop networking skills through participation in one-on-one mentor relationships and partner with various organizations engaged in innovation, social change, and youth empowerment.
Develop leadership skills through public speaking, program planning, and community engagement.  
Have a unique role in advising and leading programs at the Discovery Center to empower youth to become global citizens.
 



COMMITMENT
Participants must commit to:
  • Attending in-person YAP Orientation Thursday, Sept 15, 2022 (5:30 PM-7:30 PM).  
  • Attending in-person YAP weekly Thursday meetings (5:30 PM-7:00 PM).  
  • *(500 5th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109) 
  • Participate in tours or volunteering days (dates vary).
  • Attend 80% of all the meetings.
  • Lead at least one outreach presentation in your school or at community events. 
  • Participate in a planning committee to organize the Teen Action Fair (Spring 2023)
  • Participate in one additional small group focused on a particular area of the Discovery Center's body of work. 
  • Participate in one Community Service project and a one-on-one mentoring relationship.
 


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* 1. First Name

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* 2. Last Name

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* 3. Nickname/Name: I prefer to be called

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* 4. What is your pronoun?

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* 5. Age

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* 6. Email

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* 7. Phone Number

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* 8. Home Address

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* 9. City and State

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* 10. Zip Code

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* 11. School Attending Fall of 2022

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* 12. School Grade Level Starting Fall of 2022

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* 13. Parent or Guardian First Name

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* 14. Parent or Guardian Last Name

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* 15. Parent or Guardian Email

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* 16. Parent or Guardian Phone Number

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* 17. Why are you interested in participating in the Youth Ambassador Program and what do you expect to gain from the experience?

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* 18. How will you contribute to the program?

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* 19. Tell us about skills you've learned from previous YAP Programs and how you've taken action with your new skills.

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* 20. The Youth Ambassador Program is committed to further developing your leadership skills; what leadership skills do you hope to develop this year?

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* 21. Share an inspiring experience you had during your summer break and how it related to who you are as a leader.

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* 22. How do you plan to make aware, inspire caring, and encourage your peers to take action in their communities?

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* 23. In what ways do you plan to contribute to positive development in our 2022-2023 YAP cohort community?

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* 24. Can you commit to attending at least 80% of the meetings? YAP will meet in person every Thursday: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  

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* 25. If you are not able to meet the full-time commitment, please explain.'

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* 26. Would you like to be added to our email list to receive updates and news about events and programs taking place at the Discovery Center?

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