Ambassador Work Locations


The Youth Ambassador Program began in 2001 to provide job experience to high school students through participation at special events held by non-profit and for-profit organizations in the City of Pasadena. The Program provides opportunities for each Ambassador to gain valuable work experience as docents, attendants, event planners, and as spokespersons for the program. A recent poll asked Ambassadors what they liked about the program. These are a few of their responses:

“I have learned how to work with others”
“Exposure to new opportunities”
“Helping the community”
“Meeting new people”
“Networking with other youth groups and organizations“



The City of Pasadena Northwest Programs Division has a great program to provide high school students with on the job experience at special events throughout the year with the City and other non-profit agencies. To qualify for the program, the student must attend a Pasadena High School, obtain parental permission, and complete the registration process.

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1. Karimah Clipps – Howard University
2. Sandy Martinez – UC Davis
3. Mayte Garcia – Cal Poly SLO
4. Mia Sarabia – PCC
5. Mariah Benn – San Diego State
6. Oliver Rodas – Duke University
7. Ricardo Salinas- Cal State Northridge
8. Khachik Yetenekian- UC Irvine
9. Rahad Black – University of Concordia Nebraska
10. Monica Go – UC Irvine
11. Ryan Callahan – UC Davis
12. Maya Hammond – UC Berkeley
13. Joshua Smith – PCC
14. Kyla Troy – UCLA
15. Coleman Bryant – UCLA
16. Scarlett Posadas – Cal State Northridge
17. Royce Grundy – Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
18. Lorenzo Cervantes – Stanford

Proud supporters of the City of Pasadena Youth Ambassador Program:

-Villa Parke Community Center
-Flintridge Center
-Pasadena Heritage
-Ability First
-Day One
-Ideal Youth
-Jackie Robinson Center
-Robinson Park
-Walt Jackson Hot Meals
-Bright Future Scholars
-Victory Park

-Pasadena Unified School District -La Pintoresca -Central Library -Cultural Affairs Division -Public Health Department


Youth Ambassadors Alumni of the Month

George McPherson – Alumni of the Month

George grew up in Pasadena, California and is a graduate of Maranatha High School. He has completed his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and is working as a sales representative at age of learning. He has been involved in a range of local youth programs. As an Ambassador Alum, George aims to bring about positive […]


Brian Dance – Alumni of the Month

Brian Dance – Alumni of the Month Brian grew up in Pasadena, CA and is a graduate of Pasadena High School. He received his B.A. in Psychology with emphasis in Ethics and Women Studies from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Brian has been involved in programs dedicated to fight civil rights and has recently received a job […]

Deandra – Alumni of the Month

Deandra – Alumni of the Month

Deandra grew up in Altadena, California and graduated from Pasadena High School and then from California State University of Northridge with a Bachelors degree in Sociology. Deandra worked for the City of Pasadena for eight years where she was in the Ambassador Program and then she was the Supervisor of the Program. Deandra recently left […]


Crisia – Alumni of the Month

Born and raised in Pasadena, CA Crisia is a graduate from John Muir high. She is currently in her last year of college at UC Irvine where she is double majoring in Social Policy and Public Service and Education Science. She has continuously been involved within her school and her community. She interned for ASUCI […]


Michelle- Alumni of the Month

  Michelle was born and raised in Pasadena, California. After graduating from Pasadena High School in 2011, she attended Pasadena City College for three years. She then transferred to California State University, Northridge where she graduated in May 2016 with a Bachelors in Business Management. Since graduating, she has gained experience in various areas of […]


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Are you interested in the Youth Ambassador Program? If you can respond “Yes” to the following questions, please fill out the form below.

Do you attend a school in Pasadena?
Are you in the 9th to 12th grade?
Do you have a 2.5 GPA?

Please provide the following information to be added to the wait list for the Youth Ambassador Program:

For more information about the Youth Ambassador Program, please send email to




If you need youth ambassadors at your next event, meeting, festival, or exhibition, complete the information below at least two weeks in advance. The youth are between the ages of 14 and 18.




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