Smithsonian Latino Center Young Ambassadors Program
The Smithsonian Latino Center's Young Ambassadors Program is a national, interdisciplinary leadership program for high school students gifted in the arts, sciences, or humanities. 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. The students will travel to Washington, D.C. for a week-long all expensed paid training and leadership seminar at the Smithsonian Institution. The training seminar encourages youth to explore and understand Latino identity and embrace their own cultural heritage. Following the training seminar, students participate in a four-week interdisciplinary education internship in museums and other cultural institutions in their local communities, including Smithsonian-affiliated organizations. A program stipend will be given at the completion of the 5-week program. Through the program, we empower Latino youth to develop leadership and academic skills.