Savannah Youth Ambassadors

Savannah Youth Ambassadors

The Savannah Youth Ambassadors Program fosters youth leadership and civic engagement through City-sponsored training, cultural exploration opportunities, and Make a Difference community impact projects.


Savannah Youth Ambassadors participate in leadership development sessions and hands-on activities that encourage personal, social and civic development. Guest facilitators present on topics such as team building, active listening, diversity, public speaking, conflict resolution, environmental sustainability, social media and much more. SYA explore various neighborhoods, civic, academic and cultural institutions and participate in Make a Difference community impact projects. 

View the Informational Brochure


Participants will be chosen through a selective application process and must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a Rising 9th - 12th Grader 
  • Be a City of Savannah Resident (Applicants should check this map to make sure that they live within Savannah City Limits)
  • Provide Copy of Most Recent Report Card
  • Provide One Teacher Letter of Recommendation
  • Complete the Application


SYA Summer Institute is held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. at various locations throughout the City. The program runs for four weeks.

SYA is a no-cost program sponsored by the Human Services Department. For more information contact Darlene Jackson at 912-651-6520.