Youth Ambassador Program

2016-2017 Youth Ambassadors: Sarah Swagler & Jake Tucker

The Program

The Grand Island Youth Ambassador program was established in 1998 to promote interaction and goodwill between the business community and students and to bring to them an awareness of the economic development of Grand Island. Each year two Youth Ambassadors are selected to represent the youth of Grand Island at local business events such as the 4th of July Parade, Light Up the Boulevard, Citizen of the Year Awards Dinner, KidBiz (Youth Ambassador Hot Dog Sale), and the President’s Summer Party along with other chamber, town and community events.

The program is open to all Island residents in grades 10, 11, and 12. The two chosen Youth Ambassadors will each receive a scholarship award of $1000. Previous participants have found this program to be a wonderful learning experience and an opportunity to meet members of the business community, as well as being a valuable award to list on their college applications. 2017-2018 Youth Ambassador program applications can be picked up at the Chamber Office, the Grand Island High School Main Office, or online starting March 1, 2017.


For more information, or if you would like to sponsor or participate this program please contact the Chamber of Commerce Office at 773-3651 or


Applications for 2017-2018 are due by 11:59 pm on Friday, April 21, 2017.

Our Sponsors

The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the following businesses and community members that have contributed to the Youth Ambassador Scholarship Program this past year.

This program has been a success for the nearly 2 decades because of the generosity of our area businesses and community members.

Gold $100 Sponsor

Dr. Laurence Write, D.D.S

Silver $50 Sponsor

Dr. Lepenven of Island Dental

Bronze $25 Sponsor

Prichard & Kennedy