APPLICATION DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 15, 2019
Hyack Ambassadors are proud to be representatives of the City of New Westminster. Using their training, they conduct themselves with professionalism and hospitality at local events and as they visit other municipalities across the Pacific Northwest. All participants have the opportunity to be young leaders, as they interact with the public, speak to the media and meet with civic leaders and other youth Ambassadors.
As Ambassadors, participants have the chance to attend many local events and festivals. The Ambassador program provides a wealth of unique travel experiences, as they connect and celebrate with other youth Ambassadors with dances, slumber parties, galas and more. Ambassador programs across North America are a sisterhood, with an extensive network of past participants and alumni. Through the one-of-a-kind experience of being an Ambassador, they form friendships and bonds that can last a lifetime.
"Be a Hyack Ambassador and develop your best SELF - through Service, Education, Leadership and Fun!"
All candidates complete 8 months of training and volunteering before their installation as Ambassadors and receiving their scholarships.
The program consists of four key components:
The Ambassadors volunteer and assist at up to 60 local, civic, community and sponsor events each year, collectively donating over 1500 hours of participation and volunteer services. Ambassadors work with seniors, veterans, and children through local organizations, contribute to our charity of choice, Cystic Fibrosis Canada, and much more. Each Ambassador leaves with more than adequate volunteer hours for her Grad Transition secondary school requirement and a wealth of valuable experience.
The Hyack Ambassador training program provides strong empowering life skills that will last a lifetime, building a foundation for the candidates’ future success.
Each participant receives professional guidance and mentorship from industry leaders and professionals in weekly workshops (known as TNT – Tuesday Night Training), gaining professional and personal life skills. This includes, but is not limited to, Public Speaking (Toastmasters); Resume, Cover Letter and Interview Skills; Goal-Setting; Mental Health Awareness Training; Etiquette; Self-Defense and much more.
The Ambassador program is also proud to support participants’ further education, with a $7000 post-secondary scholarship fund for each year’s Ambassador team.