“ I joined Youth Ambassadors a few months ago and it’s a program that I want to be apart until I graduate high school, and even after.” ~ Darious Adams , Youth Ambassador
Our goal is to provide opportunities for the most challenged youth in our community to change their behaviors, attitudes, and perspective on life, in hopes of addressing increased violent behaviors, truancy, suspensions, and low academic achievement. To impact the lives of young people in a positive way by motivating and encouraging them value their lives, others’ lives as well as their community. To challenged youth to be their own agents of change, establishing hope and belief in their own ability to succeed and live a healthy, happy, prosperous life.
“When I think of the organization Youth Ambassadors, it reminds of something bigger than oneself. Being able to be a Co-Director of such a movement, it’s truly an honor. Youth Ambassadors provides the following, a safe haven, exposure, opportunity, love.
I’ve found out from leading these young people the solution to decreasing the north side of Flint, MI is not giving up on them but simply showing them love and care. Because due to the lack of support or love they’re not getting at home that’s what their really seeking when they act out in school or the streets.
Myself and Tychelle Sparks has made it our duty to not only show them love but to also expose them to the world outside of what they see everyday. That’s the amazing part about the “Beauty of Exposure” once you’ve been exposed to something your mind can never go back to how it was before.”
~ Dennis Williams-Mitchell, Co-Director
Youth Ambassadors news
New York Times features Flint teen for her Ivy League aspirations
A local teen is hoping to continue her education at one of the top colleges in the nation. She was featured in a New York Times article focusing on a program that introduces underprivileged students to Ivy League coursework.
“Being poor is just a mindset because we’re always rich up here,” Latisha Jones said.