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“The Young Ambassadors Program has encouraged me to explore the creative achievements of Latinos, and prompted me to contribute to my people’s pool of tremendous accomplishments in art, literature, engineering and other innovative and scientific endeavors.”
The Smithsonian Latino Center’s Young Ambassadors Program is a national, interdisciplinary leadership development program for graduating high school seniors. The mission of the program is to foster the next generation of Latino leaders in the arts, sciences, and humanities via the Smithsonian Institution and its resources.
Up to 24 graduating high school seniors with an interest in and commitment to disciplines in the arts, sciences, or humanities as it pertains to Latino communities and cultures will be selected to participate in an all-expenses paid training seminar in Washington D.C. and a four-week internship in museums and cultural institutions across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Through the program, we empower Latino youth to develop leadership and academic skills and foster pride in their own cultural heritage.
Please read the Application Guidelines and YAP FAQs for more information. This program is made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund.