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The Ambassador-in-Training program is a competitive leadership development program where our students will influence and impact their communities.

The YBLA Ambassador-in-Training (AIT) program is designed for developing young high school leaders (9th–11th grade). The AIT’s are the largest group in the organization with over 200 young leaders participating in twelve (12) competitive teams. 


These young leaders focus on the C’s of Leadership: Communication; Collaboration; Critical Thinking; and Creative Thinking. The selection process utilizes a highly competitive draft process to identify the most amazing young leaders for each team. 


All AIT’s must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher, demonstrate leadership and participate in community service.

The Ambassador In Training program includes, but is not limited to:

  • Weekly team practice sessions

  • Individual and Team-based competitive (points-driven) reward system

  • End of season team competition – The Leadership Games

  • Community Service opportunities

  • Career Exploration events

  • Presentation and Communication skills improvement

  • College tours and experiences

  • Educational Saturday events

  • Individual and Team celebrations

Are you ready to be a YBLA Ambassador-In-Training?


Do you want to……

  • Be the best version of you by developing stronger leadership skills

  • Impact, influence, and serve others

  • Explore new career possibilities

  • Set yourself up for success in college

  • Join a movement of like-minded young black leaders



YBLA is building a pipeline of young black leaders who will help change misconceptions and stereotypes to help cultivate local and global change. YBLA seeks dedicated, committed, and motivated individuals to join this movement.

If you are ready to change the world... then this is the program for you!! Applications for consideration will reopen in the Fall.

Applications reopen in the Fall!
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