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Youth Ambassadors

Youth Ambassadors

The HundrED Youth Ambassador Programme in partnership with IBO supports future innovators and changemakers to create and build upon social impact projects tackling the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Through online workshops, discussions, opportunities for mentorship and a closed discord channel, Youth Ambassadors will learn, ideate and collaborate to tackle some of today’s global challenges. In addition to providing support to these future innovators, this programme aims to build a supportive, kind, inspiring and safe online community of young people aged 12 - 19.

In partnership with The International Baccalaureate (IB).

Why become a Youth Ambassador?

As a Youth Ambassador you will
Connect to a global community of like-minded young people
Gain confidence to develop your own idea through workshops, webinars and events that are geared towards helping you develop your social impact project
Build resilience when things don't work out and support to adapt and change your innovation
Be inspired by the amazing and positive things happening in the world
Better understand the SDG's and social impact projects that are making a difference

How to apply

Applications to become a Youth Ambassador open in January. Each year, there are two programme cohorts. Cohort 1 - starts in March and ends in June and cohort 2 - begins in September and ends in December. You will be notified of your selection a few weeks before the start of your cohort.

It takes 10 - 15 minutes to apply to be a Youth Ambassador. Each programme is 4-months long and no prior experience is necessary. If you are interested in taking part, we want to hear from you!


You can find some frequently asked questions about the Youth Ambassador Programme and their answers.

Q: Is there a fee for the programme?

No, there isn’t a fee for the programme. This programme is entirely free of charge.

Q: Do I need to be IB student to participate? 

No you do not need to be an IB student to particiapate. If you are between the ages of 12 - 19 years old and passionate about social innovation, we want to hear from you. 

Q: Is there any travel involved?

No, there is no travel involved. The programme is entirely online. The platform where we will connect is Discord, where we will have an online forum and will be able to chat anytime.  

Q: How much time do I need to commit to the programme? 

There is no compulsory amount of time that we request Youth Ambassadors to dedicate to the programme, but in order to get the most out of it, we encourage Youth Ambassadors to use around 15 hours during the three months of the programme to connect with others, attend some online sessions or participate in conversations with our inspirational speakers (which will be also recorded, so it will be possible to watch them later). In addition to that, those who are working on their own social impact project would dedicate time according to their own availability and interest.  

Q: How will I attend the online meetings, if we are all in different time zones?

Since we have youth ambassadors all over the world, some online activities will be organised in the morning and some in the afternoon (EET, UTC +2). We will have two online meetings monthly (on Saturdays) at different times so that it's possible for Youth Ambassadors to participate in either one of them. In addition to this, there will be two weekly online pop-in videocalls at different times if you want to get feedback, guidance on your project or simply connect with others in a more casual atmosphere. Many other resources and materials will be pre-recorded, so that everyone can look into them at their own pace.

Q: When does the programme take place?

The programme has two cohorts, so Youth Ambassadors can attend either the programme starting either from March 18th to June 17th 2023, or then the second cohort, from September to December 2023.

Q: In what language will the programme be held?

The programme will will be held in English

Q: What are the main goals of the programme? 

The main goals of the programme are to connect with inspirational young people around the world, to learn about the SDGs and to get the skills and knowledge to start your own social impact project.

Q: What will I get at the end of the programme?

Youth Ambassadors will receive a Certificate of Participation by HundrED and IBO, in addition to countless connections to young people all over the world ✨. 

Get to know the Youth Ambassadors

Check out this Ask Me Anything series created by our HundrED Youth Ambassadors, where they ask innovators anything!

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