Looking for 2016-2017 Youth Ambassadors

The Youth Ambassador program exists to promote interaction and goodwill between the business community and students, and to bring them to an awareness of the economic development of Grand Island.  The 2016-2017 term of service is June 1, 2016 through August 31, 2017.  Two Youth Ambassadors will be selected for the 2016-2017 term.

Duties of the Youth Ambassador include representing the GI Chamber at community & business events, serve as a liaison between the Chamber, GI Businesses, and GI youth & schools, and participation in GI Chamber events.  The Youth Ambassadors are responsible for fundraising to support the program’s future, including soliciting donations from local businesses and direct sales of raffle tickets at events.  Youth Ambassadors are expected to attend monthly GI Chamber Board meetings, Youth Ambassador committee meetings, and contribute to the GI Chamber website blog.  Youth Ambassadors are asked to provide 4 hours per month assisting in the GI Chamber office.

Through these events and responsibilities, Youth Ambassadors gain versatile skills in Networking, Leadership, and Project & Event Management.

Grand Island Chamber events in which Youth Ambassadors participate include, but are not limited to, the Independence Day Parade, the August GICC President’s Party, the GICC 30 Days of Giveaways, Light Up the Boulevard, GICC Holiday Party, GICC Board of Directors Elections, Citizen of the Year, Selection of Youth Ambassadors for the following year, and KidBiz.

All applicants must be residents of Grand Island.  All applicants must be a student in grade 10 or 11 (expected graduation June 2017 or June 2018.)

Youth Ambassadors selected are awarded a $1000 scholarship, presented at graduation.

All submissions become property of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce and may be used at the Chamber’s discretion.

Finalists will be interviewed in a group-interview setting the week of May 23-27, 2016.

2016-2017 Application

Example Submission