The Community Ambassadors initiative was developed in 2013 in cooperation with the St. Paul Police Department. In response to spikes in youth crime rates, Community Ambassadors aimed to connect with youth where they were at – in the streets! The Community Ambassadors worked to build relationships with these teens and help them find jobs, connect with services and stay safe. The initiative’s multifaceted approach to early intervention and positive redirection of at-risk youth has led to impressive results, dramatically lowering the number of juvenile arrests and providing meaningful support to traditionally hard-to-reach youth.
Check out this recent article in the Christian Science Monitor about the Community Ambassadors!
For more information, please contact:
Community Ambassadors Project Manager