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NYC Junior Ambassadors
NYC Junior Ambassadors

Dear Friend,

I am writing you with regard to NYC Junior Ambassadors—a  new initiative focused on empowering 7th graders in all five boroughs of New York City to become actively engaged with the United Nations and its mission of addressing the most pressing challenges in the world. NYC Junior Ambassadors launched Friday, October 23rd in commemoration of UN Day. This initiative is part of the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs’ effort 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. I would appreciate your support in encouraging 7th grade educators to apply to become NYC Junior Ambassador Classrooms before the November 30th application deadline.

Benefits:

NYC Junior Ambassadors benefits will include:

•             Curated tour of the United Nations headquarters matched to the class’s curricular interests

•             Classroom visit from a United Nations diplomat who will provide an overview of their role in New York City and within the international community

•             Private year-end event celebration with the entire cohort of NYC Junior Ambassadors at a venue of significance to the history of the UN in NYC

•             Program certificate acknowledging participation as a NYC Junior Ambassador

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 one of their classroom or afterschool program. Educators are required to include the United Nations in the classroom/ after school curriculum. For example, a science teacher might wish to focus his/her curricula on climate change by developing lesson plans that teach his/ her youth about the issue and daily actions they could take in order to protect the environment (i.e. recycling and taking public transportation).

By applying, educators agree to the following responsibilities:

•             Serve as the point of contact for NYC Junior Ambassadors

•             Incorporate aspects of the United Nations in the classroom/ afterschool program curriculum

•             Ensure classroom will attend (a) the scheduled private tour of the United Nations, (b) the year-end celebration

•             Host a classroom visit by New York City/ United Nations diplomat

Educators who are interested in applying to NYC Junior Ambassadors can do so by visiting http://www.nyc.gov/html/ia/html/ambassadors/ambassadors.shtml  and filling out the web form application.

Questions related to NYC Junior Ambassadors should be directed to:

Aissata Camara

Strategic Relationships Manager

Mayor’s Office for International Affairs

212-319-9300

NYCJuniorAmbassadors@cityhall.nyc.gov

Charles D. Fall, M.P.A

Office of the Mayor

Community Affairs Unit

(212) 788-2781

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