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 across the United States 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.
Act To Change will launch the first round of YAP in Fall 2021 in New York City, New York, Chicago, Illinois and Oakland, California. 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 and reflect on their experience with fellow YAP members through regular local cohort sessions, subject matter panel discussions, Homeroom Anti-Bullying Workshops and a Community Action Project.
We are currently looking for Youth Ambassadors and a Youth Ambassador Program Manager.
Youth Ambassador Application
- Must be residing in either Oakland, NYC, or Chicago
- Must be currently enrolled in a U.S. high school
- Have parental/legal permission
- Demonstrate leadership aptitude and an interest in community service
- Exhibit flexibility, maturity, integrity, good social skills, and open-mindedness
Youth Ambassador Project Manager Application
The Project Manager will develop strong foundational knowledge for the operation of YAP and will focus on leadership and management. The Project Manager will supervise two cohorts of 8-10 high school Youth Ambassadors (YAs) for a period of 6 months from December 2021 to May 2022. The Project Manager will ensure that the YAs participate in all events and deliver an impactful Community Action Project. See full details here.
Time commitment: 20 – 30 hours / week
Compensation: $2000 – $3500 / month commiserate on experience.
Note: This is a remote position with potential traveling required (subject to COVID-19 monitoring).