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. Ambassadors will put this knowledge to use in a final capstone project, spending 4-12 weeks abroad immersed with a partner organization and their community. Through this one year program, Ambassadors will gain necessary skills to carry out important projects with fellow community members in the future.
To create sustainable, international year-round programming while mentoring community leaders and providing a platform for their future endeavors.
- All Ambassadors will develop and strengthen their leadership skills through training, mentoring, and experience culminating in the final capstone project.
- 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.
- JUNTOS will 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 local 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 write a proposal for their capstone project, including a budget and fundraising plan. 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 develop partnerships, strengthen our network, and create ongoing international programming.
October-December: 1st Quarter (sample syllabus) – training and leadership webinars
Ambassadors undergo initial training session, attend an outreach activity scheduled by previous Ambassadors, and attend three webinars on leadership themes led by JUNTOS staff and mentors
January-March: 2nd Quarter (sample syllabus) – 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 (sample syllabus) – proposals for capstone projects
Ambassadors write proposals for their final capstone projects, including a budget and fundraising plan, and execute a fundraiser
July-September: 4th Quarter – capstone projects and future project preparations
Ambassadors will complete their capstone projects, and attend conferences to research and outline future projects that they will lead in their local communities,
Note: There will be quarterly evaluations of Ambassador performance, which will include individual meetings with the Program Director.