Former ambassadors and social leaders for the Martin Luther King Youth Empowerment Conference to inspire and empower high school students to become effective advocates and allies for peaceful social change on issues of violence, prejudice and discrimination.
School: Franklin High School
Minds are like parachutes - they only function when openThomas Dewar
My MLK experience meant a lot to me. It was very refreshing to have a safe space to learn about myself, and global issues from other perspectives. With a judge free environment, great activities, awesome staff and fellow ambassadors, I already felt comfortable on the first day of camp. I’m glad I got a chance to experience the positive energy this program brings. This opened my mind and inspired me to use my voice and “mental tools” to help build a more beautiful world. Ultimately the energy that makes this program what it is gave me a safe space to discus large and minor issues and that’s something I don’t get a chance to do as often. We became a family in only a few inspiring, fun, powerful, and unforgettable days. I’m so happy to have gotten the chance to meet the amazing people I met here.
School: Woodbridge High School
The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.Eleanor Roosevelt
I wasn’t sure what to expect from the program, but then I met the amazing staff and students who were chosen to be in this conference. I don’t think I’ve ever learned so much in just a couple of days. I was blown away by the various difficult topics we covered and the in depth discussions we had to further explore them. The thing that impressed me the most about this program is the strong community bond we developed in such a short time. Over time you may realize that you feel more comfortable coming to MLK Ambassadors to discuss some issues rather than your school friends because the relationships built here are just that strong.
School: Harrison High School
An ounce of practice is worth more than a ton of preaching.Mohandas Gandhi
MLK influences greatness, kindness, and love amongst its members. I absolutely love the beautiful flow of emotions the ambassadors cause when I’m with them. MLK has inspired me to help others and to love myself, and I have accomplished both. The staff members are incredible and have made me feel like I can do more than what I believe to be my limit. MLK isn’t just some program; MLK is my home away from home.