Here at YRS, we realise that you guys - our awesome young digital maker and mentor communities - are the biggest and best part of what we do. That’s why we want to recognise some of our most passionate and enthusiastic members by calling you up to be part of the team as our YRS Ambassadors!
Our Ambassadors will get to take their involvement with YRS to the next level! They will be the first to find out what we’re up to, get the chance to come with us to events, and give us their thoughts on how we can make our projects even more awesome! You’ve given us so much since we launched in 2009, so now we want to give a little back by offering you the chance to shape the future of YRS.
Ambassadors will help us broaden our reach at technology, school and family events across the UK in return for exclusive opportunities, an awesome YRS Ambassador tshirt and swag to giveaway and even a swanky new @yrs.io email address. With digital skills so important, and topping everyone's agenda from the BBC to Martha Lane Fox in 2015, becoming a YRS Ambassador is a perfect way to show your commitment to the cause.
As a young Ambassador you will help grow the YRS community in your school, neighbouring schools and through extra-curricular and online channels. You will also be given the opportunity of work experience with us or one of our partners, and support from Team YRS for your own projects.
Adult Ambassadors will similarly help us broaden our reach, combining your networks with ours to create a strong and sustainable digital maker community for both adults and young people in your region - much like our Hyperlocal centre leads are already beginning to do. Our partnerships with different cultural, political and technology organisations, as well as our sister company Rewired State, offers you the opportunity for professional and personal development.
It won’t even take up much of your time! We reckon being a YRS Ambassador will take about an hour a week and your term will last roughly six months. If you’re interested, fill in the form below before 12:00 on April 12th 2015. We’re looking for two young (one male, one female) and one adult YRS Ambassador for each of the 12 regions of the UK. Good luck!