The Center Theatre Group Student Ambassador Program is a free leadership development program for Los Angeles County high school students who are curious about the arts and want to build leadership and teamwork skills.

This entirely free, eight-month program (Oct 2019 – May 2020) is designed to transform passionate young people into arts leaders, team players, advocates, and engagement experts. No arts, theatre, or leadership experience is required to participate! We're looking for Student Ambassadors with curiosity and commitment, enthusiasm and perseverance. Participants are divided into groups with long-term projects and goals, like designing special events and social media campaigns that inspire their peers to support the arts.

In the Student Ambassador Program, we aim to create a supportive learning environment where we can be our whole selves; we embrace and encourage differences, and focus on principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the program.

Apply by 5pm on Thursday, September 26, 2019.

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Share your voice on one of two teams:

Marketing & Social Media Team

Do you like to promote events? Interested in learning how to develop a social media campaign to support the arts? The Marketing & Social Media Team will work with experts to design digital communication resources and marketing strategies for a theatre-related event inspired by the musical Once on This Island. This team is great for students interested in marketing and encouraging their peers to support the arts. Experience in marketing or social media is not required.

Community Engagement Team

Do you like the idea of designing fun and inclusive spaces for people to experience live art? Interested in learning how to produce events? The Community Engagement Team will work with experts to plan activities for a theatre-related event inspired by the musical Once on This Island. This team is great for students interested in event planning and engaging their peers in the arts. Experience in event planning is not required.

Who Can Apply?

  • Los Angeles County high school students.
  • No experience required!
  • No cost to program participants.
  • Parent/guardian and teacher permission required.

What’s Involved?

  • Regular meetings from October – May.
  • Please see our application form for specific dates.
  • Please do not apply unless you are able to attend ALL program sessions listed in the application.

Great Perks

  • Gain leadership skills and make new friends.
  • Learn more about careers and gain work experience.
  • Free theatre tickets—and a $750 stipend!

To request a printed application or ask a question, please email StudentAmbassadors@ctgla.org or call 213.972.7587.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Before you apply, please read through our Frequently Asked Questions. For additional questions, please email us or call 213.972.7587....