March on Washington 50th Anniversary Youth Ambassador Program
Citizens marching in the August 28, 2013 March on Washington will experience a special moment in history. President Barack Obama has chosen to speak to the nation on August 28, 2013 from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. This will make the August 28, 2013 “March for Jobs and Justice” extra special. On August 28, 2013 at 8:15 am thousands of people from all over the country will gather at 600 New Jersey Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. to begin a march to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to hear President Obama speak from the very time and place where Dr. King delivered his speech “I Have a Dream” speech 50 years ago.
We are looking for volunteer youth (ages 15-22) to be the face of Wahington D.C. during these events. Volunteers will participate in a brief training program to enable them to serve as hosts to the thousands of visitors expected to attend the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. Volunteers will provide visitors with directions, answer questions, and hand out copies of an informational brochure at key positions throughout the city. They will also serve as marshalls to assist in organizing the marchers on the 24th.
For your participation, you will receive official t-shirts, buttons, and other paraphernalia associated with the March. You will be the face of our city, and will help ensure that visitors leave with a positive impression of Washington, DC.