Ambassador Program

For the second year in a row, The Few Initiative for Children will select multiple youth ambassadors consisting of Chicago area students under the age of 17. Each selected 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
Valparaiso University


“... 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


Interested students may submit an application following the guidelines below.

Application Information

Dates: October 11 - December 6, 2016

Eligibility: Students who are Juniors or Seniors for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Application Questions:

  1. What Are Your Dreams?
  1. Who Is The One Person Who Has Had The Most Impact On Your Life?
  1. What Does Community Mean To You?
  1. If You Had The Power, What Is The One Thing You Would Change About Your Community?
  1. What Would Make Chicago A Better City?

Application Submission: Responses should be completed in video format.  Individual responses should be no longer than 2 minutes.

Video files needs to be submitted by clicking on the link below.


Questions: Please email inquires to