The AMBASSADORS: 7th – 11th grade
This is a very critical stage of the young man’s life. Undergoing changes:
During this period of maturation and growth, these young men are no longer considered young boys, but are identified as young men = The AMBASSADORS. There are 3 specific areas of focus:
- PURPOSE – Character Building
- POTENTIAL – Leadership Development
- PURSUIT – Manhood Development
The AMBASSADORS will participate in an EMPOWER ME day. The mission behind this day is give middle and high school students the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a successful professional based on their career interests.
Another aspect of the program is to inspire the Young Ambassadors Leadership Academy (YALA) generation to choose fields in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. YALA focuses on opening the Ambassadors to new ideas and to shift their mindset from being consumers to producers of STEM.
With STEM, YALA is providing skills that are needed to lead the young men to success in school and in their future careers. STEM proves to be a valuable asset that is a fun and engaging experience and allows the Ambassadors to utilize a hands on curriculum, which will allow them to experience designing projects, such as solar cars, robots, video and gaming.
For 8 weeks, each Ambassador will work in teams, using their knowledge to critically think and solve problems and create products while learning STEM principles. They will culminate with a presentation and competition that parents will attend.