Ambassador Program

The Few Initiative for Children will select multiple youth ambassadors consisting of Chicago area students under the age of 17. Each ambassador will earn the opportunity to better themselves and their neighborhoods through funding by and mentorship from The Few Initiative. 

The program works with each ambassador to develop meaningful experiences with their passion of choice – for example, art, theater/drama, debate. The ambassador then takes that knowledge back to his/her peers, fostering 360 degrees of learning.

…the program has a great mission… The experiences with Dr. Few were wonderful. The program taught me that [when] expressing your voice [it] is essential to begin at a young age. Having older people in your corner helps to bring your ideas to reality. I hope the [2016] ambassadors will have opportunities to continue [Chicago’s] relationship with The Few Institute.

- Serena Taylor
2015 Youth Ambassador

… I was a part of the launching of the [Few Initiative Ambassador] program. I hope that people will continue to invest in Dr. Few’s vision. This program will give students hope and a drive to believe that change is possible if we can just reach enough kids year by year to change the atmosphere. I will always be a Few ambassador and will forever help in anyway possible.

- DeShaun Blake
2015 Youth Ambassador
Morehouse College

Become an Ambassador

How do you apply?

Answer the interview questions in video format. Your video should be no more than 2 minutes long.

Submit your answers to

*You must be a High School freshman, sophomore, or junior to apply.

Ambassador Interview Questions

  • What does community mean to you?
  • What change – big or small – could you make today that could help someone in your community?
  • What would make Chicago a better city?
  • Who is the one person that you wanted to thank but never had the chance to do so?
  • What is your favorite quality about yourself?
  • If people could describe you in three words, which would they select?
  • What are your dreams? What step can you take tomorrow to begin realizing your dreams?

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