The City of Lubbock is now accepting applications for the 2014 Junior Ambassador Goodwill Program. The mission of the Junior Ambassador program is to foster the development of friendship, understanding and education through International Ambassador Exchange. The Junior Ambassador Program provides a unique opportunity for students to learn first hand about the Japanese culture as they travel to Lubbock’s sister city, Musashino City, Japan, for one week. Travel dates are June 2-9, 2014.
Area students currently enrolled in the 7th, 8th, or 9th grade are eligible to apply. Interested students must turn in an application, a one page essay on why they want to travel to Japan, and three reference letters to the program coordinator by January 31, 2014. All applicants will be interviewed by a panel of City employees. Sixteen students will be selected to participate.
Applications and additional program details are available on the City’s website at mylubbock.us/departments/junior-ambassadors and at the City of Lubbock Municipal Building, Room 107. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2014. Applications should be submitted at the City of Lubbock Municipal Building, Room 107 or to: Junior Ambassador Program, P.O. Box 2000 Lubbock, TX 79457. For more information contact Sarah Hensley, Jr. Ambassador Program Coordinator at (806) 775-2154 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.