Apply for the Youth Ambassadors Program!

Do you have an idea for how you could make your community a safer, healthier or happier place to live?  Have you ever thought about starting your own community improvement project?  Do you want to travel to another country and meet other students who are also determined to make difference in their communities?

If you answered yes to these questions, then you should consider applying for the Youth Ambassadors Program!

The Youth Ambassadors Program is a FREE program for San Francisco Bay Area High School Students and Adult Educators.  Participants will have the opportunity to travel to Uruguay for 3 weeks this summer with all expenses covered.

The expected dates for this year's trip to Uruguay are June 25-July 17, 2014.


Adult  Mentor Applicants: Click here to start your Online Application!  Adult Mentor Applications are due March 7, 2014!

Youth Applicants: Click here to start your Online Application!  Youth Applications are due March 23, 2014!

You can learn more about the Youth Ambassadors Program by visiting our Facebook page , Blog and YouTube Channel.  The application process for the 2014 Youth Ambassadors Program is now open!  This year, AMIGOS will select 13 youth participants and 2 adult participants from the San Francisco Bay Area.

Youth Participants are competitively selected high school students who have demonstrated leadership aptitude and an interest in community service; exhibit flexibility, maturity, integrity, good social skills, and open-mindedness; have the motivation necessary to be active and successful exchange participants; and will attend at least one more semester of secondary school after the exchange program.

Adult Participants are teachers, trainers, school administrators or community leaders who work with youth.  They have the role of exchange participant, chaperon and post-exchange mentor.


Click here to complete a reference form for an Adult Mentor Applicant! Adult Mentor References are due no later than March 7, 2014!

Click here to complete a reference form for a Youth Applicant! Youth References are due no later than March 23, 2014!


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Contact us or 713-782-5290 extensions: 132, 134, 156

Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) inspires and builds young leaders through collaborative community development and immersion in cross-cultural experiences.

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