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. Ambassadors will host Homeroom Anti-Bullying Workshops at their schools, conduct a Community Action Project and reflect on their experience with fellow YAP members through regular local cohort sessions and subject matter panel discussions.

We are currently looking for Youth Ambassadors and a Youth Ambassador Program Manager.


Youth Ambassador Application

Application deadline: November 20, 2021

Time commitment: approximately 10 hours per month during the spring semester, including an in-person local cohort meeting (pending Covid-19 safety)

Applications are open to youth who are:

  • Of Asian or Pacific Islander descent
  • Residing in either Oakland, NYC, or Chicago
  • 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

Apply to be a Youth Ambassador