West Virginia Human Rights Commission

West Virginia Youth Human Rights Ambassador Program

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 Jones.

"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.

Contact Information

James Westbrook
Phone: 304-558-2616