Applications for the 2016-2017 NYC Junior Ambassadors Program

The Mayor’s Office for International Affairs Calls for Applications for the 2016-2017 NYC Junior Ambassadors Program


NYC Students across the five boroughs are empowered to take action for social change


The Mayor’s Office for International Affairs has opened the application process for the 2016-2017 NYC Junior Ambassadors program. NYC Junior Ambassadors is a NYC initiative focused on empowering 7th graders in all five boroughs of our City to become actively engaged with the United Nations and its mission of addressing the most pressing challenges in the world. This initiative is part of the efforts of the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs  to strengthen the connection between New York City and the UN and is made possible through our partnership with the NYC Department of Education, the NYC Department of Youth & Community Development, the United Nations and the United Nations Foundation.


Benefits of participation in the program include:

  • Curated tours of the United Nations Headquarters and a behind-the-scenes look at the United Nations
  • Classroom visit from a United Nations Ambassador or diplomat
  • Private year-end event celebration with the entire cohort of NYC Junior Ambassadors
  • Program certificate acknowledging participation as a NYC Junior Ambassador
  • Access to a growing alumni network of young, future leaders


Eligibility Requirements and Responsibilities:
New York City 7th grade educators from all subject areas are invited to apply to NYC Junior Ambassadors on behalf of their classroom or after-school program. Educators are required to include the United Nations in the classroom/after school curriculum. Educators have incorporated the UN into their curriculum through art, science, foreign language learning and civics. Past participants of the program have gone on to showcase artwork at the UN and present artwork to foreign dignitaries, attend UN summits and speak at the UN on issues of importance to them. 


Please visit for more information about the NYC Junior Ambassadors program and the application process. Application deadline is Wednesday October 5, 2016.

For NYC Junior Ambassadors queries, please contact: Deanna Bitetti at the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs, 212-319-9300,

The attached flyer may be posted in all printed material or social media networks. Requests for interviews with past participants of the program can be sent to

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