Empowering Our Youth

through meaningful employment that combines life skills, soft job skills & creative expression

 

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

by teaching our teens that they have a vital voice in our community

 

INFLUENCING OUR COMMUNITY

through the published works & advocacy efforts of our youth

 

BECOME AN AMBASSADOR

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KANSAS CITY YOUTH AMBASSADORS

Established in 2010, Youth Ambassadors is an educational, not-for-profit employment program designed to empower underserved youth with the knowledge that they as teenagers have a vital voice. They have the power to be active participants in their communities, not just passive observers.

3000000
TEENAGERS DROP OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL EACH YEAR IN THE UNITED STATES
10
ONLY 10% OF THESE TEENAGERS WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR TODAY’S JOB MARKET
80
OF THE INCARCERATED POPULATION ARE HIGH SCHOOL DROP OUTS

A great percentage of today’s teenage youth lack the academic and family support necessary for positive personal growth. Through the use of educational and creative programming, Youth Ambassadors provides a comprehensive youth development program that addresses these social and academic challenges.

As a part of our program, students receive instruction in life skills, including business etiquette, anger management, crisis resolution, goal setting, time management, smart choices, healthy relationships, and recognition of impediments to success. Students also explore personal thoughts and feelings through therapeutic art and journal writing.

In addition, the Youth Ambassadors program is designed to be a “first job” experience. Through the receipt of a paycheck, Ambassadors learn banking skills and financial literacy, workplace parameters, and personal accountability.

Student Work

May 1, 2017

Our Curriculum

May 1, 2017

Our Impact

May 1, 2017

Advocacy

May 1, 2017

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