Youth Ambassadors Program -YAP

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Beyond sharing stories, promoting peace, and exercising leadership, youth ambassadors rebuild communities.

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Leadership:

The program encourages youth to develop their leadership skills and be engaged in their communities. Youth are given the opportunity to develop skills such as public speaking, decision-making, problem-solving and communication.

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Education:

This program provides youth with the educational resources to help them succeed in school and in life. Through the program, youth are given access to tutoring, mentoring and other educational services to help them achieve their educational goals.

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Community service:

The program promotes volunteerism and encourages youth to give back to their communities. This helps youth to understand their role in their community and to develop an appreciation for the importance of service.

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Civic engagement:

The program encourages youth to become involved in their communities through activities such as advocacy, attending public meetings, and community mobilization. This helps youth to become engaged citizens and to have their voices heard.


A key purpose of the YAP is to give youth the tools they need to find direction and purpose in their lives and build their communities. 


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1. Young people design and implement programs and events that encourage social change.
2. The projects and events cultivate belonging and inclusion and raise awareness of local and global issues.
3. As part of their community outreach efforts, Youth Ambassadors organize Youth Conferences, co-facilitate Youth Workshops,
4. Youth develop leadership, empathy, and collaboration abilities.

The main objectives of the program are to give young people the opportunity to become self-sufficient, increase their employability and develop their leadership skills. The program also provides young people with access to educational resources, mentoring, and support services that can help them reach their goals. Additionally, the program emphasizes community engagement and encourages youth to become active and engaged members of their communities. By providing youth with the tools to become active citizens, the YAP is helping to build a better future for everyone. Through this program, youth are learning how to work together to create positive change in their community and become leaders in their own right.

YAP Philosophy

At YAP, we believe in fostering a culture of responsible citizenship and collaboration across generations. It is imperative for youth and adults to communicate with each other and join forces to address issues within our communities. Adult mentors, and graduates provide support and amplify youth voices while cultivating a sustainable space for youth-led initiatives.

Trainings & Workshops

Through trainings and workshops, youth explore themes such as peace building, identity, community mapping, and social themes about inequality, SDGs, human rights, education, and advocacy. 

Partnerships & Networking


In collaboration with community organizations, local leaders, district offices, and institutions of education, our youth ambassadors work to understand these systems and to bring about change through education, relationship-building, and community organizing.

Community Action

Upon completion of training and workshops, youth then engage in practice by identifying issues relating to their communities and themselves.  


Leadership

Youth practice leadership, creativity, collaboration, and media literacy as they participate in service learning projects.

Action Groups

To address social issues, they form action groups (chapters) with peers and community members. Members meet each month to discuss progress, share strategies, and learn from each other.

Development

Youth share ideas for business success and start projects and support each other reach financial-sustainability.

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Through YAP, a transformative youth leadership program, we empower youth to become agents of change. Creating supportive spaces for youth to share their cultures, values, identities, and truths leads to the development of skills and tools that help them identify and address issues of equity in their communities. In their efforts to create more caring and fair communities, institutions, and systems, Youth Ambassadors promote effective leadership and peer-to-peer learning.
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YAP & SDGs

Youth are the future of our planet and they have a critical role to play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a set of 17 goals that were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity and peace for all. Youth have the power to shape the future of our planet, and they can contribute to the SDGs in many ways.

Young people are key stakeholders in the fight against climate change, as they are often the ones to suffer the most from its effects. They can take action to mitigate climate change by making sustainable lifestyle choices, such as reducing their consumption of single-use plastics and switching to renewable energy sources.

Youth can also help achieve the SDGs by using their creativity and ingenuity to develop innovative solutions to global problems. Technology can help bridge the gap between rural and urban areas and create new opportunities for young people to engage with local and global issues.

Finally, youth can help to build strong communities and support each other in their efforts to achieve the SDGs. By engaging in dialogue, learning from each other, and taking collective action, youth can help create a more equitable and sustainable world.

Our future depends on the young people of today. Let's empower them to make a positive difference in the world and contribute to the sustainable development of our planet.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

YAP Conference Kammengo Chapter LAUNCH
Date: 14th Jan. 2023
Venue: Community Center, Kammengo

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Topics of Intervention

Youth study, share ideas and carry out projects in line with the following topics

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