Teen Arts Ambassadors
This program promotes strong leadership skills as well as college and career readiness for youth ages 14-18. Students will develop individual and team-building skills that prepare them for success in their schools and community, college, and future employment. Members will participate in:
The ambassadors meet twice a month. In one meeting, students work on projects, share ideas, work through problem solving and socialize. The second meeting is more developmental.
“We’re doing field trips, like visiting the Broward Center for a backstage tour,” Susan Rakes said. “We’re having guest speakers. We’re talking about resume development, how to apply to a college and the dos and don’ts of interviews.”
- Workshops with community leaders and elected officials
- Off-site field trips to venues such as artist studios, college campus tours, local government centers, etc.
- Community outreach events
- Potential to earn required community service hours for high school graduation
This program is ongoing. Meetings are held twice a month on select Monday evenings.
To apply, complete and return the program application to the Education Department at email@example.com, or call 954. 921. 3274.
A limited number of scholarship opportunities are available to students who meet qualifications.
Check out this article in the Hollywood Gazette regarding our Teen Arts Ambassadors, written by Courtney Butterworth, a teen reporter.
Teens Arts Ambassadors is funded in part by the Charles and Ruth Taylor Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward, The Huizenga Fund for Children of the Community Foundation of Broward, Jack Belt Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward, James and Lynn LaBate Family Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward, and a General Fund Social Services Grant from the City of Hollywood.