The Mayor’s Ambassadors are middle school youth (rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders) who do not routinely receive recognition but make a difference in unique, personal ways. They are your average students who have overcome adversity, provided service to others, set a good example, and are positive role models.
The Mayor’s Ambassadors program was established to build a relationship between the schools and the Mayor’s Office that will inspire middle school youth to higher levels of service and achievement by giving them prominent exposure in the community. Participation gives them a “jump-start” to success by learning the importance of community involvement. They attend local events and meetings as guests of the Mayor and even advise him on topics pertaining to youth or answer questions of the Mayor that arise from time to time.
Teachers, counselors, family (but not parents) and any others who recognize a student’s spirit, drive, and accomplishments may nominate them for the program. Students being home schooled may also be nominated for the program. Nominations are reviewed by a committee of representatives from the community through the Office of Youth Services on behalf of the Mayor. Those students who are selected will have to commit himself/herself to various events and activities.