About the Program

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The Midvale Youth Ambassador program is a service-based leadership program for young adults, ages 16 to 24. Youth Ambassador’s serve as representatives of Midvale City for a full year, from June 2019 through May 2020. Throughout the year, the ambassadors help with and preside over community events such as Harvest Days, parades, ribbon-cutting ceremonies, groundbreakings, and City Council meetings. In addition to participating in their local government, Youth Ambassadors receive a $1,000 scholarship. 

Criteria

  • Ages 16-24 (on or before June 1, 2019)
  • Midvale City resident or an individual who provides significant service to Midvale City.
  • High school junior or senior, or currently enrolled  (or recently accepted) at an accredited college, university or trade school.
  • The school (college, university, trade school, or high school) the applicant will be attending in the 2019/20 school year must be within 60 driving miles of Midvale City.

Application Process

Interviews will be offered to prospective ambassadors once the online application process is closed (May 9, 2019 on or before 5:00 p.m.) We anticipate the interviews to take place on May 15 and 16, 2019.  Every applicant will be notified of their application status. Applicants selected to serve as ambassadors will be appointed to serve as Midvale Youth Ambassadors at the May 21, 2019  City Council meeting. The application is available HERE

Scholarship

Each ambassador will be awarded at $1,000 scholarship. The number of scholarships awarded will be based on applicant qualification and funding.

Responsibilities

Throughout the year, the ambassadors will help with and preside over community events such as Harvest Days, parades, ribbon-cutting ceremonies, groundbreakings, and city council meetings. It should be noted that every recipient will not be required to attend every event. However, listed below are the dates of parades that we encourage our ambassadors to participate in by riding on the Midvale City float:

June 1 - SoJo Summerfest  (South Jordan )
June 22 - Fort Herriman Days (Herriman)
June 29 - Taylorsville Dayz (Taylorsville)
June 30 - Western Stampede (West Jordan)
July 3 - Town Towns (Riverton)
July 4 - Fun Days (Murray)
July 4 - 4th of July (Sandy)
July 20 - Draper Days (Draper)
July 27 - Butlerville Days (Cottonwood Heights)
August 3 - Harvest Days (Midvale City)

Service

Each scholarship applicant must select a theme for their tenure as a Midvale City Youth Ambassador. Scholarship winners will be expected to plan and carry out a community service project or program based on the theme you select. This will be an incredible opportunity for you to spearhead a project with an entire city backing you up. Examples are "Teen Pregnancy Prevention" or "Arts for Every Citizen" or "A Better Future for Midvale Through Increased Childhood Literacy." Choose your theme carefully. Make it something you're passionate about, and something that addresses the specific needs of Midvale City.