The Smithsonian Latino Center’sÂ Young Ambassadors Program (YAP) is a national program for graduating high school seniors aimed at fostering the next generation of Latino leaders in the arts, sciences, and humanities via the Smithsonian Institution and its partners. YAP is a college preparatory and leadership program encouraging participants to explore various academic and career opportunities through the lens of the Latino experience.
Students are selected to travel to Washington, D.C. for a week-long seminar at the Smithsonian, followed byÂ a four-weekÂ internship in museums and other cultural institutions in 17 cities across the United States and Puerto Rico, including 10 Affiliates.
Do you know a Latino teen who aspires to be a leader in the arts, sciences or humanities?Â
Who? Graduating high school seniors with a commitment to the arts, sciences, or humanities as it pertains to Latino communities
What? Week-long, all-expenses paid training and leadership seminar and a four-week internship with a $2,000 program stipend
Where?Â Washington D.C. and internships in 17 cities across the U.S. and Puerto Rico
When? June 22-August 1, 2014
Why? Opportunity to explore various career paths, embrace your own cultural heritage, and gain practical and leadership skills and intellectual growth
Application deadline: April 7, 2014
For more information, to view the promotional video, and to apply visit: http://latino.si.edu/programs/youngambassadors.htm
With questions: Email SLCEducation@si.edu
AndÂ thanks to the 2014 YAP Affiliate partners!
Musical Instrument Museum (Phoenix, AZ)
California Science Center (Los Angeles, CA)
Museum of Latin American Art (Long Beach, CA)
Chabot Space andÂ Science Center (Oakland, CA)
Miami Science Museum (Miami, FL)
Adler Planetarium (Chicago, IL)
Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (San Juan, PR)
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History (Fort Worth, TX)
International Museum of Art and Science (McAllen, TX)
The Museum of Flight (Seattle, WA)