The Youth Ambassador community is hands-on training for arrived and aspiring young activists.
Applications for the 2017/18 are NOW OPEN – apply below!
MEET OUR YOUTH AMBASSADORS
Megan is a Grade-11 student at Cobourg Collegiate Institute (CCI). She recently travelled to Nicaragua with Horizons as part of a CCI Youth delegation. Meeting the young children in Nandaime, Nicaragua inspired her to become a Youth Ambassador. In her spare time, Megan enjoys gymnastics and swimming.
Milla is a Grade-11 student at CCI. She was also part of the Youth delegation to Nicaragua. Milla hopes to return to Nicaragua soon, with the goal of teaching gymnastics to youth in the remote community of Nandaime. In her spare time, Milla enjoys gymnastics and travelling.
Aidan is a Grade-12 student at CCI. He recently took part in the Youth delegation to Nicaragua with Horizons. Aidan has participated in several volunteer brigades internationally, including a recent trip to Africa. In his spare time, Aidan enjoys photography and cycling.
What to become a Youth Ambassador?
Applications for the 2017/18 Youth Ambassador Program are now OPEN! Fill out the form below and we’ll get in touch with you shortly about joining our amazing Youth Ambassador team.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Youth Ambassador Program?
Whether you’re a techy, social media fanatic, visual artist, writer, or activist, there’s a role for you on our team. We want to train the next generation of activists, all while fighting poverty and injustice in Central America & Mexico.
What does a Youth Ambassador do?
Depending on your skill set, you could be writing blog posts, sharing and promoting posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, creating videos – the opportunities are endless, and we’re always open to your ideas on projects or events!
What kind of commitment is this?
We ask for 1-3 hours of your time per week, depending on the nature of activities planned.
Is there some sort of incentive?
We can provide you with verified volunteer hours, a reference for future employers/scholarships, resume building experience, and the satisfaction of contributing towards a great cause – eliminating poverty and injustice in Central America and Mexico.
Is there any chance of international volunteer experience?
We would be open to taking a group of youth ambassadors to a Central American country or Mexico to witness development and Horizons’ projects and partners up-close and personal. We can talk more about this possibility later into the program.