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NEW YORK – The application process for the 2021-2022 NYC Ambassadors program for 7th graders in all five boroughs has opened, the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs has announced. The program is an NYC initiative focused on empowering 7th graders to become actively engaged with the United Nations and its mission of addressing the most pressing challenges in the world.
The Mayor’s Office for International Affairs said the program is part of strengthening the connection between New York City and the UN, made possible through its partnership with the NYC Department of Education, the NYC Department of Youth & Community Development, the United Nations and the United Nations Foundation.
Benefits of participation in the program include:
- Curated tours of the United Nations Headquarters and a behind-the-scenes look at the United Nations
- Classroom visit from a United Nations Ambassador/ diplomat and Senior NYC agency representative
- Private year-end event celebration with the entire cohort of NYC Junior Ambassadors
- Program certificate acknowledging participation as an NYC Junior Ambassador
- Access to a growing alumni network of young, future leaders
Eligibility Requirements and Responsibilities:
New York City 7th grade educators from all subject areas are invited to apply to NYC Junior Ambassadors on behalf of their classroom or after-school program. Educators are required to include the United Nations in the school/after-school curriculum. Educators have incorporated the UN into their curriculum through art, science, foreign language learning, and civics. Past program participants have gone on to showcase artwork at the UN and present artwork to foreign dignitaries, attend UN summits and speak at the UN on issues of importance to them.
The application deadline is November 29, 2021. Please visit http://www.nyc.gov/nycja for more information about the NYC Junior Ambassadors program and the application process.