”The Women’s March on Washington (WMW) is proud to launch its WMW Youth Ambassador program specifically targeting the activism, interests and unique perspectives of our child, adolescent and teenage populations. We aim to provide a platform of civic engagement where our youth can make their voices heard. To that end, we are excited to announce open submissions for WMW Youth Ambassadors.
WMW Youth Ambassadors
WMW Youth Ambassadors are rock-star youth who are inspiring their communities through advocacy and activism. They are not waiting to grow up to “be the change”. They are the change and deserve a place at the table. They have distinct voices and are exemplary leaders in their communities. We call on young defenders of human rights to join us as we stand behind the WMW Youth Initiative’s principles:
1) Fight against forces of evil, not persons doing evil.
2) Our diversities are the strength of this country.
3) Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people.
4) Community is the framework for the future. Engagement is crucial.
5) Honor the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us.
6) Honor our community by first honoring and respecting ourselves.
7) We have the power to change the future.
Areas of advocacy can include but are not limited to:
Health & Wellness
Role of WMW Youth Ambassador
The Women’s March on Washington Youth Initiative seeks to create a diverse group of people below age 18 from various backgrounds, races, states, schools, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, religions and gender identifications. WMW Ambassadors are the young voices and faces of the WMW both in their respective communities and on a national scale. We aim to create an example of what America can look like if we join our voices together to make our concerns heard. WMW Youth Ambassadors should be ready and able to be interviewed about their passions. No travel is required and we encourage submissions from all over the world. WMW Youth Ambassadors will be selected by a panel of judges.
DEADLINE for submission: December 31, 2016
To submit a candidate for consideration, please email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org (applications will not be considered if the instructions are not precisely adhered to):
Please title the email “WMW Youth Ambassador submission-name of child”.
Include the below information in a Word document that is labeled “WMW Youth Ambassador submission-name of child”.
– Age of child and state or country of residence
– Name of both parents/guardians, email address and phone number of at least one parent/guardian
– In 500 words or less, please tell us why this person would be suitable to be a WMW Youth Ambassador. Please include your relationship to the person, past honors, causes that the child advocates for, current social justice actions, current group affiliations, link to website (if possible) and any other applicable information.
– Please attach one hi-res image of the child to be used by WMW if chosen (parent will be required to sign a release).
Due to weather in January, we encourage caution with bringing children under 15 years of age to the Women’s March on Washington on January 21, 2017. The decision to bring children to the march is completely a personal decision to be made by each participant. There will not be childcare or supervision available. We are, however, excited to encourage engagement and participation with kids under 15 through our online initiatives.”— from the National Site.