Dayton Human Relations Council

Young Ambassador Program

The health and safety of our Young Ambassadors and community are our top priority. To help slow the spread of COVID-19, our Young Ambassador Program Summer 2020 session is delayed until further notice. We hope to be able to safely gather for meetings and continue our Program soon.

Please stay safe and healthy.

Meet our 2019 Young Ambassador Program Graduates!

About our Young Ambassador Program

The City of Dayton Human Relations Council Young Ambassador Program is for high school students who are interested in community engagement and social justice. Ambassadors represent the office of the Human Relations Council within the City of Dayton. Young Ambassadors meet weekly during summer vacation (June-August) and quarterly during the academic year. This opportunity is available to all high school students in the Greater Dayton area.

Program Goals

Ambassadors will build leadership skills, give back to the community in a creative way and make new friends. Various workshops will be held throughout the summer with community leaders and professionals to provide mentorship. Ambassadors will also learn to use professional media equipment and get creative with a media project to share their experience with family, friends and the Dayton community.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I have to be a Dayton Public Schools student to apply?

The program is open to all students in the Montgomery County.

Q: I am entering my first year of high school this 2019-2020 academic year. Am I eligible to participate?

Students have completed the eighth grade and are entering their first year of high school are encouraged to participate!

Q: Are there any other eligibility requirements to apply?

Students are required to have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

If you are applying with less than a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, please write a short essay (250 to 500 words double spaced) as to why you wish to participate in the program.

Q: How can I apply?

You can apply online today using the following link:

Q: Where can I submit the paper application?

You can pick up a paper application and submit it at the Human Relations Council Office at 371 W Second St Dayton, OH 45402.

Q: Is there a fee to participate in the program?

There is a $40 fee to participate in the program.

Contact Maya Smith-Custer at (937) 333-1413 or email at with questions or for more information about the program.

Get Involved

The more residents that get involved in their community, the better the City of Dayton will be.
The Human Relations Council offers opportunities for individuals and organizations to
make an impact and promote equality and harmony in Dayton, Ohio.

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