Act To Change’s Youth Ambassadors Program (YAP), conducted in partnership with The Asian American Foundation, will engage and empower Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) youth by providing them the resources and tools they need to end bullying in their communities through meaningful conversations, diversification of libraries, and faculty and school administrator engagement.


YAP will provide aspiring AAPI youth community leaders with the opportunity to collaborate with AAPI leaders and advocates across the nation through networking and mentorship opportunities by pairing them with a mentor (e.g., educators, leaders, and activists) based on similar field interests.

 

 

 Should I be a YAP Mentor?

Do you have a passion for helping young people become future leaders? Are you looking for an opportunity to make a positive impact in a young person’s life by sharing your experiences? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, consider applying today!

 Who are YAP mentors?

YAP mentors are passionate role models committed to our campaign of empowering students, families, and educators to help stop and prevent bullying in your communities.

 

Mentor Responsibilities

  • Mentor, coach, and support Youth Ambassadors to develop personal and career goals and to achieve maximum potential. 
  • Develop and manage the mentoring relationship with Mentees. 
  • Meet with Mentee 1 hour at least twice a month.
  • Attend a 30 minute Mentor Orientation

Mentor Program Details

  • January 1  – January 10: Applications accepted and considered on a rolling basis. Click here or the button below to apply.
  • January 11 – January 15: Evaluation of applicants and reference calls
  • January 16 – January 19: Mentors notified
  • January 19 – January 31: Pair with Youth Ambassadors
  • April: Closing Ceremony, Mentors are encouraged to attend!

 

Apply Now

 

If you have any questions regarding the YAP program or would like more information, please contact kathleen@acttochange.org.