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Bridgeport Youth Ambassador Program (2023)

The Bridgeport Youth Ambassador Program is designed for sophomores, juniors and seniors to provide an overview of city and state government. This will be accomplished through 12 weeks of workshops and tours to various city departments, council, and committee meetings. Participants will meet professionals in civil service careers and learn about department responsibilities to the residents of Bridgeport. They will experience first-hand the valuable role city government officials at the local and state level play in representing their respective constituents and bringing about positive change.

Requirements & Expectations: Participants must be Bridgeport residents who are in their Sophomore, Junior, or Senior year of high school. Out of school youth are also eligible to apply but must be 16 years of age or older.

Selection Process: Once an application is received, a brief interview will be conducted to ensure both the applicant and the program coordinator feel confident in the applicant’s ability to fulfill the program expectations.

Important Dates:

  • January 8, 2024 to February 2, 2024 - Window to Apply
  • February 5, 2024 to February 14, 2024 - Applicant Interviews
  • February 26th, 2024 to May 20th, 2024 - Program Weekly on Mondays 3:00-5:00pm

Application Essay: In a paragraph or less, please let us know why you are interested in learning more about your local government. 

 Please note: Successful applicants who complete the program are guaranteed a summer job with the Department of Youth Services.