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Ambassadors Program Application Process Begins Feb. 28th

February 22, 2011

Today, the City of Memphis Office of Youth Services and Community Affairs announced the application period for the Memphis Ambassadors Program (MAP) year-round enrichment program will be from February 28th to March 25th.

All applicants must be rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders, and live within the city limits of Memphis.  Interested participants must visit http://youth.memphistn.gov and complete an online application.

Using a random computer-based lottery process, applicants will be selected by Memphis City Council District and given a rank during the first week of April 2011.  The highest ranking applicants will be invited to an interview.  Once selected, MAP participants will receive quarterly stipends based on program attendance and participation.

MAP integrates community, business, and neighborhood alliances and provides a curriculum based on four core values: Education, Health, Civic and Social Responsibility, and Employability.  MAP also provides Service Learning Opportunities, Youth Leadership Development, Post Secondary Preparation, Cultural Enrichment, Life Skills Training, Career Exploration, Financial Literacy, and other youth-oriented activities. 

The program operates out of nine sites, including the North Frayser Community Center, Raleigh Community Center, Hickory Hill Community Center, Whitehaven Community Center, Glenview Community Center, Gaisman Community Center, Westwood Community Center, Greenlaw Community Center, and LeMoyne-Owen College. Each site is supported by a community cluster, which includes faith-based institutions, businesses, schools, neighborhood organizations, non-profits, government agencies, parents, and volunteers. 

For information, please contact the Office of Youth Services at 901-576-6264 or visit www.cityofmemphis.org

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