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Who are the Mayor’s Ambassadors?
The Mayor’s Ambassadors are middle school youth (6th, 7th, and 8th graders) who want to make a difference in unique, personal ways and set a good example as positive role models.
What is the purpose of the Initiative?
To build a relationship with the schools and the Mayor’s Office that will inspire middle school youth to higher levels of service and achievement by giving them prominent exposure in the community. To give them a “jump-start” to success by sending a message to our community that they are important.
What is their role as an ambassador?
The Mayor’s Ambassadors will attend local events and meetings as guests of the Mayor. They will advise him on topics pertaining to youth or answer questions of the Mayor that arise from time to time.
How are they selected?
Any rising 6th, 7th, or 8th grader that lives in Chesapeake and attends a Chesapeake Middle School, a Chesapeake private school, or is home schooled may apply.
Applicants must commit to attending meetings and being a contributing member. Any member who does not attend three meetings without communication will be placed on the inactive list.
What activities do they do?
- Introduction by Mayor to City Council
- Represent the Mayor in the Holiday Parade
- Participate in community service projects
- Attend meetings and training
Please send applications to:
Department of Human Services
Division of Community Programs
100 Outlaw Street
Chesapeake, VA 23320