Ambassadorial Program

Youth and Media provides informational resources and guidance for students who are curious about our work or who would like to initiate activities about digital youth issues in their own schools or communities. The Ambassadorial Program forms a crucial component of our work. The program targets a small but diverse group of talented and dedicated young people who are coached by Berkman mentors to engage with multifaceted challenges such as news literacy, information quality, privacy, cyberbullying, copyright, etc. They are trained in peer-learning strategies identified in previous youth-related research and play the role of online and offline “ambassadors” in their home towns, school districts, etc. By immersing themselves in our research, curricular and prototyping activities, they can participate in our research on youth policy and digital learning and communicate what they’ve learned to young audiences.