The Ambassador year is one of impact, growth, and transformation. In partnership with non-profit leaders and educators, Project 351 challenges, motivates, and supports the young leader’s journey as change agent.
Each year, Ambassadors are invited to “unite, act, and lead” at a January celebration and service day in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In the Spring, there is a Leadership Reunion, and two signature statewide service days that hone leadership skills and scale impact for select non-profit partners.
Through Project 351, youth develop confidence and compassion, build leadership and communication skills, engage peers and civic leaders in common purpose, and open hearts and minds with their passion for making a difference in their community and our world. And, they expand their horizons and sense of what is possible through friendships with diverse peers from every corner of Massachusetts and exposure to issues and opportunities that challenge and enrich.
And as they learn, lead, and grow, they create extraordinary impact in community.
Since 2011, five Classes of Project 351 Ambassadors have “unite, act, led” with an inspirational passion for service and bold ideas for making positive change in their community. Impact highlights include:
8th grade service Ambassadors engaged 2,258
# of lives positively impacted by service 228,504 citizens*
Donations Raised by Ambassadors $54,500**
Volunteers engaged 151,000
*Community partners include: Cradles to Crayons, Pine Street Inn, Greater Boston Food Bank, Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, Merrimack Valley Food Bank, Worcester County Food Bank, and New England Center for Homeless Veterans.
**Beneficiaries include: Martin Richard Foundation, Mass Military Heroes Fund, The One Fund, and Cradles to Crayons.