Youth Ambassadors Summer & School Year Programming

  1. Program Provider
  2. Full Description

Youth Ambassadors, Inc.

Program Summary:
Youth Ambassadors hires youth (ages 14-18), many of whom have a history of multiple trauma exposures and are at risk for violence—either as victims or perpetrators—to participate in work assignments that resemble traditional classroom environments. The focus of Youth Ambassadors' violence prevention efforts include the provision of 21st Century life and job skills, mental health services, social-emotional learning, and exposure to equity and advocacy initiatives. 

Ambassadors participate in an evidence-based learning community with intentional instruction from area adults considered experts in their respective fields. Each week, Ambassadors receive assignments and exercises to increase their value-added market skills, personal responsibility, critical thinking and mental health. The youth are compensated for their participation. Because of this unique aspect (i.e., compensation), the youth receive financial literacy workshops to embed practical financial skills early on.

Program Addresses: 
Youth Ambassadors, Inc.
5809 Michigan Ave. • Kansas City, MO 64130

DeLaSalle Educational Center
3737 Troost Ave. • Kansas City, MO 64109

Rockhurst University Community Center
5401 Troost Ave. • Kansas City, MO 64130

816-793-3833 •


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