About the Ambassador Program
YBLA’s Ambassador program is a premier leadership development program for Black students. Ambassadors are the face of the organization, personifying our commitment to leadership, service, and education. YBLA Ambassadors are the next generation of Black leaders who are positively impacting the world.
Ambassadors connect with other like-minded successful Black students from around the nation. They receive extensive leadership training, perform local and international community service, meet with corporate executives and leaders, and travel on transformational experiences around the world.
Ambassadors at the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi
What Sets the YBLA Ambassador Program Apart from Similar Programs?
The World is our Classroom
In the Ambassador Program, the world is our classroom. We use local, national, and international travel as an opportunity to explore the world, increase cultural intelligence, and inform our perspective. Ambassadors have traveled to South Africa, Haiti, Dubai, Dominican Republic, Cuba and Australia with YBLA.
Ambassadors receive extensive leadership development training that boosts their confidence and skills. Training includes Toastmasters Certification, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Truist Emerging Leaders Certification, and much more.
Focus on High-Achieving Black Students
Many programs for Black students focus on underperforming students. YBLA’s Ambassador provides a platform for high-achieving Black students to develop relationships with like-minded Black students who are local, from around the country, and abroad.
Community Service & Real-time Coaching
Ambassadors work on real-world community service projects and receive real-time coaching from our leadership coaching staff. Ambassadors are trained to impact their community and to give back as they succeed.
College & Career Readiness
Ambassadors and their parents participate in YBLA’s college and career readiness program. They attend college workshops, attend college ACT & SAT Test prep, and receive unlimited individualized college advising.
Sustained Training and Support
YBLA works with Ambassadors from high school, through college, and into their early professional careers.
International Network of Leaders
YBLA Ambassadors are part of a growing global network of Black leaders.
Be a young black male or female in 11th grade
Students must have a minimum, cumulative, weighted GPA of 3.0
Be available to meet on a weekly basis plus some weekends
Willing to make an impact in your community
Ambassador Impact Results
High School Graduation
College Graduation Rate
vs 46% national college graduation rate for Blacks
Meals provided around the world
shoes provided to children in Haiti, Cuba, DR, & US
Businesses Established by Ambassadors
Access to Internships and scholarships
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Training
Professionalism and Etiquette Training
College Readiness Training
Access to business and community leaders
E's of Networking Training
Career Exploration Events
BB&T Emerging Leaders Certification