Amachi Ambassadors Youth Organizing & Leadership
All events listed on this page are for current and prospective Amachi Ambassador program participants only, unless stated otherwise. Thank you!
Ambassador Saturday Calendar – 2017
June 25: Senior Celebration & Reception
Ambassador & Mentee Graduates: Jahonna, Tiger, Ronnea, Na’taya, Teiara, KeeShawn, Ginnie, Imoni, Dyllon & Kendall
June 21: Lawmakers Unveil Legislation Creating Trust Fund
for Youth Impacted by Prison System – Harrisburg, PA
Ambassador Attendees: Tiger & Ronnea
More info HERE.
May 23: Sizemore Youth Conference – Duquesne University
Ambassador Participant and Youth Facilitator: Laniya
May 20: Amachi Madness
Ambassador Participants: Ginnie, Racheena, Ronnea, Todd, Tiger, Imoni, A’ona & Lamarr
May 1-5: Welcome Week Recruitment Events
November 19: Ambassador Recruitment Event
November 12: MESS Summit
Ambassador Participant and Presenter: Jahonna
September 24: Women’s Walk for Peace
Ambassador Participant: Jahonna
July 28: ZTAC Public Hearing in Harrisburg, PA
Ambassador testimonials: Na’taya & Iyonna
July 27: Steeltown Film Day
Ambassador Participants: Iyonna, KeeShawn, Ginnie, Lamarr, Todd & Tiger
June 28-29: National COIP Listening Session – Washington, D.C.
Ambassador Participant: Kristen
For some of the youth stories from the Listening Session, click HERE.
June 25-26: Ambassador Retreat
Ambassador Participants: Ronnea, Teiara, Tiger, Racheena, Ginnie, Jack, Na’taya, Michael, Myeir, Ty’ki & Khalil
April 14: American Academy of Pediatrics – Health Impacts of Parental Incarceration on Children
Ambassador Speaker: Jahonna & family
February 27: VOICES Focus Group with The Pittsburgh Foundation & Clayton Academy
Ambassador Participants: Ronnea, Teiara, Lamarr, Tiger, Racheena, Drea & Jack
February 27: No More! Project Performance
Ambassador Attendees: Ronnea, Teiara, Racheena, Ginnie, Ranaija, Myeir & Michael
January 23: 18th Annual Summit Against Racism
Ambassador Workshop Presenters: Teiara & Na’taya
November 5: National Conference on Higher Education in Prison Community Kickoff featuring a public debate with Amachi Ambassadors and Jasiri X!
Ambassador Debate Team: Iyonna, KeeShawn, Jahonna, Laniya, Ginnie & Tiger
November 7: Media Empowerment Student Summit (MESS)
October 2-3: Sign-making Day and African American Heritage Day Parade
Ambassador Sign-Makers: Teiara, Ronnea, Lamarr, Iyonna, KeeShawn, Jahonna, Laniya, Racheena & Tiger
Ambassador Marchers: Teiara, Ronnea, Lamarr, Khalil, Iyonna, Jahonna, Laniya & Imoni
August 15: Kennywood
August 4 & 5: FREE HER Justice Advocacy Conference – Boston, Massachusetts
Ambassador Attendee: Racheena
July 9-12: Free Minds, Free People Conference – Oakland, California
Executive Director, Anna Hollis, and Amachi Ambassador and mentee, D’Angelo, spoke at a mentoring workshop during the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) conference. We are extremely proud of D’Angelo, who eloquently shared his personal story and spoke about his positive experience with mentoring.
Ambassador Speakers: Ronnea & D’Angelo
Our Amachi Ambassadors has a great time at Pittsburgh Glass Center’s Play by the Fire event, making screenprints and buttons and eating s’mores!
Ambassador Attendees: Ginnie & Myeir
June 12-14: Ambassadors Retreat – Family Retreat Center
May 30: Canvassing Day – Southside
April 24-26: Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE) Conference – Napa Valley, California
Ambassador D’Angelo co-faciliatated a youth leadership workshop with youth from Higher Achievement!
September 13: Play by the Fire Recruitment Event
Ambassador Speaker: Tiger
April 4: Romp n’ Roll Recruitment Event
Amachi Ambassadors teamed up with Reading Warriors to plan a Reading Extravaganza to promote literacy among children and to get them excited about reading books! The event was highlighted in The Bulletin. A Publication of The Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation. Check it out on page 12!
April 24: Future Focus
January 11: Reading Extravaganza!
August 5: Annual NOBLE Conference