WHAT ARE LEADERSHIP BOISE ACADEMY (LBA) YOUTH AMBASSADORS?
In the year following graduation from Leadership Boise Academy, graduates are invited to apply to be an LBA Youth Ambassador.
As high school seniors, the Youth Ambassadors assist the volunteer LBA VP and Chamber Leadership Programs staff to deliver two LBA events—a Kick-off, entitled Setting the Stage, and the LB Academy Graduation event.
LBA Youth Ambassadors coordinate with LB (adult) planning teams and are invited to attend four months of Leadership Boise Sessions, thus adding to the experience and civic/leadership education they received in their original LB program.
HISTORY OF LB ACADEMY YOUTH AMBASSADORS
The Youth Ambassador Committee (YAC) was imagined by past LB President & LB Alum, LeAnn Naillon, and came into fruition in 2021. Now in its third year, YAC has proven to be a valuable addition to the Leadership Boise Academy and a new way for LBA participants to continue to learn to lead.
LBA participants are Juniors in High School when they go through the Program. Upon LBA graduation, the grads are encouraged to apply to be Youth Ambassadors in the following year to guide the incoming LBA class and work alongside the LBA Vice President to coordinate LBA engagement in sessions.
In 2023, LB Academy Youth Ambassadors members (below) assisted with the LBA kick-off event, Setting the Stage, led activities and exercises designed to teach valuable leadership skills and provided feedback and ideas to second year LB Session Planning Teams. LB Academy Youth Ambassadors have the option to attend the Sessions (again) for added introductions to key community leaders as well as for the mentorship benefits gained from interacting with a new class of LB participants.
LBA YOUTH AMBASSADORS ANNOUNCEMENTS
Stay tuned for important updates!
2024 LBA YOUTH AMBASSADORS
The Chamber and Leadership Boise are
pleased to introduce the 2024 LB Academy Youth Ambassadors:
QUESTIONS ABOUT LB ACADEMY YOUTH AMABASSADORS?
Karyn Stuart oversees our five leadership development programs (LB Academy, LB, LB Alumni, BYP, Youth Ambassadors) supports the annual volunteer leadership, and helps to ensure the Boise Metro Chamber’s mission is met.
Email Karyn Stuart to learn more about Leadership Boise Academy Youth Ambassadors.