Open Enrollment Application- City of Los Angeles Youth Ambassador 2016-2017 Cohort
The City of Los Angeles Human Relations Commission (City HRC), a neutral city department that mandates inter-group relations and impacts policy, is honored and pleased to announce the 2016-2017 open enrollment period has begun for our very popular, City of Los Angeles Youth Ambassador Cohort program.
The Youth Ambassador Cohort (Y.A.) program is an exciting opportunity for Los Angeles high school student’s 9th-11th grade from all socio-economic backgrounds and sectors of Los Angeles, to build leadership skills and get involved in public policy and civic engagement. The program has (12) workshops that occur on one Saturday per month and requires a one-year commitment. It uses the City of Los Angeles’ government landscape, including City Hall, Council Chambers, City Departments and their resources in a live classroom setting and culminates with an Inaugural experiential five-day trip to Washington D.C., where YA Cohort members tour the White House, meet with White House cabinet members, members of the U.S. Congress and tour the national monuments.
The objective is to equip each Youth Ambassador with a diverse cross-cultural experience and a global perspective and expertise on education, civic-engagement, leadership and volunteerism.
Interested students must submit their applications by the 5 p.m. on Friday April 1, 2016 deadline. Download the application form here!
This is a great opportunity for youth engagement. Please share this fantastic opportunity with your youth populations, constituents, neighborhood organizations, neighborhood councils and youth serving organizations. This will be our 6th year offering the Y.A. program and each year we see a significant increase in demand from youth all over the city.
The Youth Ambassador Cohort program has a 100% retention rate. Over a six year span all of our alumni have been admitted and accepted into a four-year university, including but not limited to the following ones: (Harvard, Stanford, Dartmouth, Yale, Northwestern, UCLA, USC, LMU, UC Santa Barbara, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, Cal State LA, Northridge, Mount Saint Mary’s University (MSMU), Dilliard University, Georgetown University.)
Partners & Sponsors:
The City of Los Angeles, members of the City Council, the Commission on the Status of Women, the Housing & Community Investment Department (HCID), LAUSD, Loyola Marymount University (LMU), USC, UCLA, SC MUN, Google, members of the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra (LAYO) the White House, members of the United States Congress.
Eligible candidates must reside in Los Angeles, must be current high school students (grades 9 through 11), and must demonstrate interest and commitment to meeting the Youth Ambassador Cohort program goals. Interested students must complete and submit their application no later than by April 1, 2016.