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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 Take Action Summer Workshops, and develop leadership, empathy, and collaboration skills along the way.
Applications for YAP are open to youth who have participated in the Summer Take Action Workshop for high school students.
Teen Action Fair
Celebrate youth-driven change at the Discovery Center's annual Teen Action Fair (TAF) held in March each year. At the day-long event, attendees will connect with youth and organizations working to make a difference in their local and global communities through volunteering, art, social justice campaigns, and more. This celebration features hands-on activities, powerful live performances, youth-led open mic, art showcase, give back activities, and over 30 youth-driven and youth-focused organizations.
Take Action Summer Workshops
These weeklong workshops provide middle and high school students with an opportunity to learn about local and global issues, develop leadership skills, and explore the crucial role youth have in creating positive social change. The program will include field trips, discussions with experts from the fields of global health and development, and networking opportunities with organizations engaged on social change. In addition, this year the workshop will have a special focus on Amplifier'sWe the Future campaign.
About Amplifiers’s We the Future Campaign:
The We the Future campaign showcases ten young leaders representing ten diverse movements, each already building us a better world. They are drafting and passing legislation. They are working on climate justice, criminal justice reform, voting rights, immigration rights, disability justice, gun reform, queer rights, and literacy. Their work is nonpartisan, and it carries the energy of countless communities from every background.