Investing in the next generation of Arctic leaders
The Arctic Youth Ambassadors Program elevates youth voices in international arenas, empowers future Arctic leaders, and builds a greater understanding of life in the Arctic. By adding their voices to a global conversation about how to sustain our communities, cultures, and the environment, they lead solutions for our communities in the changing Arctic. The Ambassadors have been involved in meetings in the United States and abroad, sharing their perspectives as youth from Alaska to as far as Finland, Iceland, and France. They have pioneered youth involvement in the Arctic by starting their own projects, such as passing resolutions in intergovernmental organizations to creating documentaries about issues impacting their communities. Their stories have been shared in panels, interviews, blogs, and more. The program was established in 2015 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Department of State, in partnership with nonprofit partner Alaska Geographic. The program is currently hosted by the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service in partnership with Alaska Conservation Foundation, and World Wildlife Fund.
Become an Arctic Youth Ambassador
Applications for our 2023-2024 cohort are now open. Click the link below to learn about application and eligibility requirements and to apply.
Donate to the Arctic Youth Ambassador program
This influential program could always use additional support.