The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce is seeking Youth Ambassadors to promote interaction and goodwill between the business community and students, and to bring them to an awareness of the economic development of Grand Island. Two Youth Ambassadors will be selected for the 2016-17 term, which runs from June 1, 2016, through Aug. 31, 2017.
Duties of the Youth Ambassador include representing the GI Chamber at community and business events, serving as a liaison between the chamber, GI businesses, and GI youth and schools, and participating in GI chamber events. The Youth Ambassadors are responsible for fundraising to support the program's future, including soliciting donations from local businesses and direct sales of raffle tickets at events. Youth Ambassadors are expected to attend monthly GI Chamber Board meetings, Youth Ambassador committee meetings, and contribute to the GI Chamber website's blog. Youth Ambassadors are asked to provide four hours per month assisting in the GI Chamber office.
Through these events and responsibilities, Youth Ambassadors gain versatile skills in networking, leadership, and project and event management.
Grand Island chamber events in which Youth Ambassadors participate include, but are not limited to, the Independence Day Parade, the August President's Party, the 30 Days of Giveaways, Light Up the Boulevard, chamber holiday party, Board of Directors elections, Citizen of the Year awards, selection of Youth Ambassadors for the following year, and KidBiz.
All applicants must be residents of Grand Island and a student in grade 10 or 11 (expected graduation of June 2017 or 2018).
Youth Ambassadors selected are awarded a $1,000 scholarship, presented at graduation.
All submissions become property of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce and may be used at the chamber's discretion.
Finalists will be interviewed in a group-interview setting the week of May 23-27.