Student Ambassador Program

The youTHink Student Ambassador Program is a youth-led community of student leaders and activists, working together to make a difference in their schools, communities, and the world.

Founded in the summer of 2001 by a group of passionate middle and high school students, the Ambassador Program now serves hundreds of youth and other community members through its art and social justice focused leadership opportunities. Meet other youth from all over Los Angeles County and take action on the issues that you care about most!


Beginning in the fall of 2016, the Student Ambassador Program now includes one cohort of high school students and one cohort of middle school students.


6th-12th graders from all over Los Angeles County!



The youTHink Student Ambassador Program guides Los Angeles youth in using their resources and power to imagine and take leadership in constructing the world they want to see. Through the arts, cultural exchange, training & education, and community building, youth will identify what matters to them in their communities, and work to make positive change.



The youTHink Student Ambassador Program is a 10 month long program, from August to May, that meets every other week. The Ambassador Program also includes an overnight retreat in August and a mid-year retreat in January. Additional trainings and event opportunities extend throughout the school year. 

Each year in the SAP, there are over

40 high school students and

25 middle school students


Each year, Ambassadors come from over

25 public schools

This year, Student Ambasadors are developing

7 Creative Intervention Projects

to make change in their communities.

Click her to check out the Creative Intevention projects & take action!

Student Ambassadors attend two leadership retreats throughout the year, including a 3-day, 2-night 

Lippin Family Youth Leadership Retreat 

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