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 PM 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:
  • Attend virtual YAP Orientation  Saturday, October 8, 2022 (8:00 AM-11:00 PM Pacific  Time, US).  
  • Attend Virtual Monthly Saturday meetings (8:00 AM-11:00 AM, Pacific Time, US).  
  • Attend 90% of all the meetings.
  • Lead at least one outreach presentation in your school or at community events. 
  • Participate in a planning committee to organize a virtual Teen Action Fair (Spring 2022)
  • Participate in one additional small group project to include an end-of-program presentation. 
  • 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 hope to gain from the experience?

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* 18. How will you contribute to the program?

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* 19. The Youth Ambassador Program is committed to further Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion. Please share with us what that means to you.

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* 20. Who is one artist, writer, social leader, community activist, or thinker that inspires you to take action? And why?

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* 21. In your opinion, how can teens inspire other teens to take action in their communities?

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* 22. Tell us one thing you consider unique about yourself?

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* 23. Can you commit to attending at least 90% of the meetings? YAP will meet one  Saturday a month from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

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

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* 25. 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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