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JUNTOSAmbassadors

JUNTOSAmbassador is a one year leadership program which aims to invest in passionate individuals by providing the opportunity to develop skills and a strong foundation for future endeavors. Ambassadors will assist in developing strong, long-lasting partnerships with select organizations and implementing the network of communities we work with internationally. They will also learn how to conduct and organize the most effective outreach performances and movement workshops in their local communities. Through this one year program, Ambassadors will gain necessary skills to carry out other important projects with fellow community members.

PROGRAM VISION

To create sustainable, international year-round programming while mentoring community leaders and providing a platform for their future endeavors.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

  • All Ambassadors will develop and strengthen their leadership skills through training, mentoring, and experience.
  • All Ambassadors will gain a knowledge and understanding of how dance and culture are represented in the institutions of their home country and one country abroad.
  • Expand and develop partnerships with select organizations and strengthen our international network

HOW DO WE DO THIS?

Ambassadors will fill a one-year volunteer contract. During the first few months of the program, Ambassadors will attend webinars focused on different aspects of leadership while researching the role of dance and culture in their home country. While gaining a foundational knowledge of these important topics, they will work with our current network of partner organizations. Ambassadors will work together in their prospective communities, setting up activities such as performances and dance workshops as well as gatherings for interested members of the community. During the second half of the program, each Ambassador will identify new organizations for JUNTOS to work with as partners, while applying techniques that they have learned to realize sustainable local and international programming. This leadership experience will carry them into future endeavors of community partnership and service.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

All past JUNTOS participants are eligible to be Ambassadors, including alumni, current students, and international participants. Visit the application page for more information regarding the application process.

Through this new program, we hope to mentor community leaders, expand and developing partnerships, strengthen our network, and create ongoing international programming.

TIMELINE

October-December: 1st Quarter – training
Ambassadors undergo initial training session, attend an outreach activity scheduled by previous Ambassador, and attend three webinars on leadership themes led by JUNTOS staff and mentors

January-March: 2nd Quarter – research local dance and organize programming
Ambassadors are teamed up with other Ambassadors to meet twice monthly, organize at least two outreach workshops/performances with current JUNTOS partner organizations, and complete a research project and participate in international conferences and discussions

April-June: 3rd Quarter – reach out to new partner organizations
Ambassadors contact two new organizations regarding a potential partnership with JUNTOS, organize at least three movement workshops and/or outreach performances with local organizations

July-September: 4th Quarter – continue programming and prepare for future projects
Ambassadors attend conferences to research and outline future projects that they will lead in their local communities, and organize at least two movement workshops and/or outreach performances with JUNTOS partner organizations

Note: There will be quarterly evaluations of Ambassador performance, which will include individual meetings with the Program Director.