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
sign up to become a part of the Youth Ambassadors' family
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.
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.