A STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE
It is the purpose of the Junior Ambassadors program to help young people raise a high standard for themselves and their peers, achieve success in education, and think critically of their long-term pursuits and goals. Additionally, the program introduces urban youth to the organization, its mission, and the opportunities afforded to those selected to be a Junior Ambassador.
Junior Ambassadors are a select group of high school and college age young people who apply and are accepted by the admissions team for Junior Ambassadors. They are selected on a special criteria crafted in part with the counsel of school administrators and community leaders, in addition to their ability to help create a diverse leadership environment.
In addition to the core programming, the Junior Ambassadors program is partnered with select colleges & universities, as well community-based youth organizations that target urban youth. The program plays host to high school and college youth across the country through our Leaders Camp banner.
FROM A STUDENT
“These last four days have been the best days of my life. I have met new people from everywhere. I finally know what my purpose is! I have learned a lot from Mr. Reed and will always have his words in the back of my mind. I am blessed to have a camp like this because nobody in the hood would do this for us. I honestly don’t want to leave. I wish the camp last for a week or 2. Thank you Coach C, Mr. Reed, Mr. Kirby, Mr. Bryan, Mr. Gordon, and most of all Mr. Griggs! Thank you for showing me the values of life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart”
FROM A PARENT
“I can’t put into words how much my son was impacted by your program a few weeks ago. It’s hard being a single-parent mother raising a young man; your program has provided me with the right assistance to push him to the level of greatness we all expect from him. Don’t stop. Keep going, thank you for being there for my son.”
JUNIOR AMBASSADORS TRAINING
FIVE-STAR INSTRUCTION: Students who participate in the Junior Ambassadors Program are immersed in an environment where excellence is the standard. Our training environment includes a myriad of resources from our highly successful faculty, partner institutions, and our dedicated volunteer staff. Our first-class faculty is passionate about creating the best leadership environment conducive to the students involved, which includes a rigorous curriculum and leadership-provoking year-round programming.
Throughout the training, students are incentivized to explore their leadership interests, get involved in their community, and become proactive agents of change. At their first Leaders Camp experience, they are given a Junior Ambassadors rank, an aggregated system that promotes and notates a student’s leadership development, while allowing Ambassadors to maintain a 100% follow-up rate with each student.
APPLYING FOR ADMISSION
BASIC REQUIREMENTS: To be considered for admission into the Junior Ambassadors , students must submit two current report cards, a letter of recommendation, and be supported by a member of the College of Ambassadors. The Junior Ambassadors Program offers two admission programs; Junior Ambassadors Admission, and Event Admission:
JUNIOR AMBASSADORS ADMISSIONS: Admission into the Junior Ambassadors Program requires fulfillment of ‘basic requirements,’ in addition to, a letter from the student’s parent and the completion of an online test.
EVENT ADMISSION: Admission into a Junior Ambassadors Event requires fulfillment of ‘basic requirements,’ and a written waiver from the Lt. Ambassador in command (the presiding faculty member).
TUITION & COSTS
Junior Ambassadors programming is year-round, with nearly 35 full days of direct interaction and overnight activity with Junior Ambassadors’ elite faculty. The tuition costs do not include the operations and facilitation of programming that the organization provides. We purposely offset cost by the use of grants and our passionate volunteer faculty.
***There is an extremely serious effort to provide the greatest possible affordable value for programming.***
Our Admission policy has increased access to all students who apply and get accepted through our active endowment and scholarship budget. This creates a result with a fully diverse programming experience for students who represent a myriad of backgrounds.