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Youth Conference

Youth Ambassadors

About the Program and Submission

An ambassadorship offers a unique learning experience that goes beyond the classroom. By interacting with diverse people and immersing oneself in various cultures and environments, ambassadors gain valuable insights and perspectives that are often not taught in traditional educational settings.

Meeting different people and visiting different places exposes ambassadors to a wide range of experiences, beliefs, and perspectives. Through these interactions, they learn to appreciate the richness and diversity of the world around them. Personal stories shared by individuals from various backgrounds offer a deeper understanding of the human experience and can challenge preconceived notions and biases.

Ambassadors also develop essential skills such as cultural competency, adaptability, and effective communication through their experiences. They learn to navigate unfamiliar situations and build meaningful connections with people from diverse backgrounds, fostering mutual understanding and collaboration.

Overall, an ambassadorship provides a transformative learning journey that broadens horizons, challenges assumptions, and cultivates empathy and global citizenship. The lessons learned through these experiences are invaluable and contribute to personal growth, cultural awareness, and the development of a well-rounded perspective on the world.


  • Build trust, foster relationships

  • Promote mutual understanding

  • Provide leadership opportunities for exceptional candidates

  • Prepare youth to make a difference in their communities

  • Prepare students in professionalism

  • Offer life experience

  • Encourage creativity



  • Submission deadline: May 31, 2024.

  • Notification: All applicants will be notified by June 10, 2024.

  • A cohort of 8 youth ambassadors will be selected for a six-month term from July 1, 2024, to December 31, 2024. 

  • Candidates must be 14+ of age and need parent or guardian approval.

2024 Program Details:

  • Participate in 40 hours of service at Olinder Community Center in July as part of the summer volunteer program (Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)

  • The team will develop and execute 2 arts and culture community events to engage the youth community (e.g., social media engagement, video project, etc.).

Expectations from Youth Ambassadors:

  • Volunteer for 40 hours of service in July as part of Chopsticks Alley’s Summer Camp. 

  • Attend 2-3 Chopsticks Alley's community events between July to December 2024.

  • The candidate has a deep passion for arts, culture, and community.

  • Attend cohort social events and outings, such as private tours to San Jose Museum of Art or the Triton Museum of Art.

  • Meet volunteer hours and event attendance requirements.

Chopsticks Alley Art's New Youth Programs

Join us in expanding the mission of Chopsticks Alley Art!

With your generous donation, we can further empower our youth
through engaging programs and art initiatives.
Art is a powerful medium for self-expression and cultural exploration,
allowing individuals to celebrate their individualism and heritage.

Through our youth engagement and ambassador program, young individuals can explore their cultural identity and develop artistic and leadership skills while bridging generational and cultural divides in the process. Additionally, your support will enable us to host youth-focused art exhibitions, showcasing the creativity and talent of youth while fostering greater understanding and appreciation across communities. Together, we can harness the transformative power of art to build a more connected, inclusive, and culturally rich society.

We've developed the following programs to engage our youth in 2024:

Please donate today and make a meaningful impact on the lives of our youth!

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