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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Proud supporters of the City of Pasadena Youth Ambassador Program:

•Villa Parke Community Center •N.A.T.H.A •Flintridge Center
•Pasadena Heritage •Ability First •Day One
•Ideal Youth Inc. •Jackie Robinson Center •Robinson Park
•Walt Jackson’s Hot Meals •First Quadrant •Victory Park
•Pasadena Unified School District •La Pintoresca Library •La Pintoresca Teen Center
•Wells Fargo •Cultural Affairs Division •Public Health Department
•MUSE/IQUE •Pro-Musica •Running Roses
•Delta Sigma Theta Sorority •Tournament of Roses •STEAM Coders
•College Access Plan (CAP) •Pasadena Museum of Art •Adelante
•African American Young Women/Men  •Pasadena Running Company •WOW Jam
•collaborate PASadena •Youth Leadership Network • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority







Youth Ambassadors Alumni of the Month

Liana Moore – Alumni of the Month

  Liana Moore graduated from the program in 2016. Since she graduated from the program in the Fall of 2016, Liana started school at Mount Saint Mary’s University Los Angeles as a Business major. Liana says the Ambassador’s Program helped her become more well rounded and considerate of what she has and compassionate to those […]


Alumni of the Month – Joe Amezquita

Joe Amezquita grew up in Pasadena, CA. and graduated from John Muir High School. He then went on to pursue his Bachelors in Sociology & Pre-Med Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara where he graduated from in 2011. A few of his hobbies include football, basketball, hiking and going to the gym. Joe […]


Lacee Boyd – Alumni of the Month

Lacee Noel Boyd was born and raised in Pasadena, California. Lacee graduated from Pasadena High School in 2012 and continued her education at the Art Institute of North Hollywood. She was pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Culinary Management while still working full-time. She also attended Universal Technical Institute and took a few automotive and diesel […]


Leslie Brannon – Alumni of The Month

  Leslie Brannon grew up in Orange County and moved to Pasadena in 2010. She currently works for a non-profit – Ideal Youth, as their Program Coordinator. She also bartends and models on the side. A few of her hobbies include singing, playing the piano and guitar, and hiking.   Leslie says “Being in the Ambassadors really allowed me to make friends, […]


Juan Boyd – Alumni of the Month

Alumni of the month – Juan Boyd   Juan Boyd graduated in 2014 with his bachelor’s degree in business administration and a minor in entrepreneurship. Since graduating, he has worked as a marketing coordinator in Hollywood and started his own business. “Without the support and leadership of Lola and the ambassador program, I wouldn’t have […]




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.






Tue 24

Tutoring – La Pintoresca Library

April 24 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Tue 24

Tutoring – Villa Parke

April 24 @ 3:50 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue 24


April 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed 25

Pay Day !

April 25
Wed 25

Dia del Niño

April 25 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Wed 25

TNT – Stomper

April 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wed 25

TNT – Stomper

April 25 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Wed 25

Blair Open House

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu 26

Lead/Adviser Meeting

April 26 @ 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm