At the Discovery Center we believe youth play an active role in solving today and tomorrow’s toughest challenges—and we’re excited to share resources and present programs that highlight how youth are shaping their local and global communities, now and in the future. Our youth programs include a spring Teen Action Fair, Take Action Summer Workshops, and our Youth Ambassador Program.
Youth Ambassador Program (YAP)
YAP is a yearlong program for high school-aged youth who care deeply about fostering inclusion and belonging, want to raise awareness about local and global issues, and create youth-focused programs and exhibits to inspire positive social change. Youth Ambassadors spearhead community outreach efforts, organize the Teen Action Fair, co-facilitate the Youth Summer Workshops, and develop leadership, empathy, and collaboration skills along the way.
PAST YOUTH PROGRAMS
March 25, 2023 | The 2023 theme was “Those Who Made Us” and explored intersections between family life, mental health, and racial equity.
May 14, 2022 | The Teen Action Fair is a space to convene and collaborate with organizations to make a difference on a local and global scale. This year’s theme was “Re-imagine” and topics focused on youth mental health, racial equality, and climate change.