The West Virginia Human Rights Commission
is accepting applications from students and young adults, ages 14-21
years, who reside in Boone, Cabell, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mingo, and Putnam counties
for the newly created West Virginia Youth Human Rights Ambassador
Program. The program is an initative of HRC Director Dr. Ronald L
"The HRC Youth Ambassador program is a
grassroots initative designed to create an environment of inclusion and
diversity while building youth leadership," said Dr. Jones. "The goal
of this program is to teach our youth about human rights and equip them
with the tools necessary to promote tolerance and to appropriately
intercede when human rights are violated."
Grants will be available to these Youth Ambassadors to promote human rights within their schools and communities.
The HRC Youth Ambassador Program training will be held March 26, 2020 at West Virginia State University. To apply, click here or email James Westbrook at James.R.Westbrook@wv.gov. All applications can be submitted to that email address.