Youth Ambassadors

The Youth Ambassador Program began in 2001 to provide job experience to high school students through participation at special events held by non-profit and for-profit organizations in the City of Pasadena. The Program provides opportunities for each Ambassador to gain valuable work experience as docents, attendants, event planners, and as spokespersons for the program. A recent poll asked Ambassadors what they liked about the program. These are a few of their responses:

“I have learned how to work with others,” “Exposure to new opportunities,” “Helping the community,” “Meeting new people,” “Networking with other youth groups and organizations“

Recent Events Gallery

Hire an Ambassador

Youth Ambassador Application

Thank you for your interest in the Pasadena Youth Ambassador Program,
for students ages 14-18, who attend a high school in the City of Pasadena.

Download and submit the completed application and W-4 form by August 1, 2024, by 11:59 pm.


Please make sure a parent or guardian is present at the time of interview. If you have any questions, you may call 626-744-6879.

Youth Ambassador Program Application (PDF Upload)
Please, download, complete and submit the following documents:

Permitted file formats: PDF, JPG, JPEG, PNG

Maximum file size: 10MB

Submit completed W-4 form *

Maximum file size: 3MB

Student Full Name
Student Full Name

Ambassador Events

Youth Ambassador Brochure

The City of Pasadena Northwest Programs Division has a great program to provide high school students with on the job experience at special events throughout the year with the City and other non-profit agencies. To qualify for the program, the student must attend a Pasadena High School, obtain parental permission, and complete the registration process.

Download Ambassador Brochure:

Youth Ambassador Program Brochure (Front)

Youth Ambassador Program Brochure (Back)

La Pintoresca Teen Education Center

Join La Pintoresca Teen Education Center (LPTEC) Today!

Membership Fee of $25.00 per school year allows Teens access to enrichment classes throughout the year, including:

Alive & Free, Appetizers & Small Plates, Graphic Design, Stay Turn’t, Team Building, Teen Cinema Fridays, and more!

  • Monday-Friday, 2:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
  • 1415 N. Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA 91104
  • (626) 345-0706
  • Ages 11-18

Teen Web Guide

Click below to access our Teen Web Guide where you can find all sorts of information such as jobs/careers, youth leadership, mental health, homework help, and many other useful information!


Have questions? Any questions? Just call the LA County Resource Line at 626-300-1326 or visit

What’s New?

2024 Youth Ambassadors Graduating Class

First-Generation College Student

Are you a first generation college applicant/ student? Do you have questions? If so, visit for all the information you need.

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