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 developing programs at the Discovery Center to empower youth to become global citizens.

COMMITMENT
Participants must commit to:
Attend In-person YAP Orientation Thursday, Sept 15, 2022 (5:30 PM-7:30 PM)
Attend In-person YAP weekly Thursday meetings (5:30 PM-7:00 PM).  
@ The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation ( 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 specific work of the Discovery Center 
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 a book, documentary, event, song, movie, art, program, or other experience, that has inspired you to take action. 

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

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

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

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

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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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