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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Ambassador Class of 2018
Allison – University of Hawaii
Blair – San Francisco State University
Elena  – California State University, Northridge/ Loyola Marymount University
Erick – Pasadena Community College
Hilda – California State University, Los Angeles / California State University, Northridge

Imani Terry – Undecided
Ryan – California State University, Los Angeles / California State University, Northridge
Taicyanna – University of California, Berkeley
Taylor – University of La Verne
Zakiyyah  – San Francisco State University
Zelmya – Westmont College

Congratulations! We are so proud of you!

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December Newsletter

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Proud supporters of the City of Pasadena Youth Ambassador Program:

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•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

Alumni of the Month – Omar De la Torre

Alumni of the Month Omar De la Torre Since Omar graduated from high school and the Ambassador program, he has obtained his Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine. After graduating, Omar has been able to hold positions in retail, back office, front office and even security as he works […]


Alumni of the Month – Ron Ben

Alumni of the Month – Ron Ben  Being in the Ambassadors program really expanded Ron’s knowledge of the City of Pasadena. The program was challenging in a way that allowed him to get ready for the real world. Since he left the program he has graduated from the ArtCenter College of Design and went on to […]


Alumni of the Month – Logan Patton

Alumni of the Month – Logan Patton  Logan Patton is a 3rd year, English and African American Studies double major at the University of California, Los Angeles. Throughout her time at UCLA she has gone on to write with the Daily Bruin, co-host a sports radio show with UCLA Radio, and even work as an […]


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 […]




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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