The Mayor’s Office for International Affairs has opened the application process for the 2016-2017 NYC Junior Ambassadors program. NYC Junior Ambassadors is a NYC initiative focused on empowering 7th graders in all five boroughs of our City to become actively engaged with the United Nations and its mission of addressing the most pressing challenges in the world. This initiative is part of the efforts of the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs to strengthen the connection between New York City and the UN and is made possible through our partnership with the NYC Department of Education, the NYC Department of Youth & Community Development, the United Nations and the United Nations Foundation.
Benefits of participation in the program include:
- Curated tours of the United Nations Headquarters and a behind-the-scenes look at the United Nations
- Classroom visit from a United Nations Ambassador or diplomat
- Private year-end event celebration with the entire cohort of NYC Junior Ambassadors
- Program certificate acknowledging participation as a NYC Junior Ambassador
- Access to a growing alumni network of young, future leaders
Eligibility Requirements and Responsibilities:
New York City 7th grade educators from all subject areas are invited to apply to NYC Junior Ambassadors on behalf of their classroom or after-school program. Educators are required to include the United Nations in the classroom/after school curriculum.
Educators have incorporated the UN into their curriculum through art, science, foreign language learning and civics. Past participants of the program have gone on to showcase artwork at the UN and present artwork to foreign dignitaries, attend UN summits and speak at the UN on issues of importance to them.
Please visit http://www.nyc.gov/nycja for more information about the NYC Junior Ambassadors program and the application process.