Ambassador Events

Amachi Ambassadors Youth Organizing & Leadership


 2020 Events

February 8, 2020 – Amachi hosted a bowling recruitment event at Arsenal Lanes in Lawrenceville. The youth enjoyed games of bowling with pizza and drinks while getting to know each other.

July 8, 2020 – The Ambassador Summer Interns, working Amachi through Youth Places, took a break from hard working to enjoy delicious ice cream from Millie’s!

July 9th, 2020 – The Ambassador Interns took an excursion trip to the Museum of Natural History and did a scavenger hunt to promote teamwork and communication.

July 16th 2020 – The Ambassador Interns took a field trip to the Science Center and enjoyed some frozen yogurt.

July 23rd, 2020 – In order to test their newly learned problem solving and decision making skills, The Ambassador Interns got the chance to Escape Carnegie’s Million at The Escape Room in Homestead.

August 10, 2020 – The Ambassadors participated in a photo shoot with new Square Café T-shirts in efforts to support fundraising the Café is participating in for the organization.



June 25: Senior Celebration & Reception Ambassador & Mentee Graduates: Jahonna, Tiger, Ronnea, Na’taya, Teiara, KeeShawn, Ginnie, Imoni, Dyllon & Kendall June 21: Lawmakers Unveil Legislation Creating Trust Fund for Youth Impacted by Prison System – Harrisburg, PA Ambassador Attendees: Tiger & Ronnea More info HERE. May 23: Sizemore Youth Conference – Duquesne University Ambassador Participant and Youth Facilitator: Laniya May 20: Amachi Madness Ambassador Participants: Ginnie, Racheena, Ronnea, Todd, Tiger, Imoni, A’ona & Lamarr May 1-5: Welcome Week Recruitment Events


November 19: Ambassador Recruitment Event November 12: MESS Summit Ambassador Participant and Presenter: Jahonna September 24: Women’s Walk for Peace Ambassador Participant: Jahonna July 28: ZTAC Public Hearing in Harrisburg, PA Ambassador testimonials: Na’taya & Iyonna July 27: Steeltown Film Day Ambassador Participants: Iyonna, KeeShawn, Ginnie, Lamarr, Todd & Tiger June 28-29: National COIP Listening Session – Washington, D.C. Ambassador Participant: Kristen For some of the youth stories from the Listening Session, click HERE
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June 25-26: Ambassador Retreat Ambassador Participants: Ronnea, Teiara, Tiger, Racheena, Ginnie, Jack, Na’taya, Michael, Myeir, Ty’ki & Khalil April 14: American Academy of Pediatrics – Health Impacts of Parental Incarceration on Children Ambassador Speaker: Jahonna & family February 27: VOICES Focus Group with The Pittsburgh Foundation & Clayton Academy Ambassador Participants: Ronnea, Teiara, Lamarr, Tiger, Racheena, Drea & Jack Amachi.Clayton_JuvenileJusticeFocusGroup2.27.16 February 27: No More! Project Performance Ambassador Attendees: Ronnea, Teiara, Racheena, Ginnie, Ranaija, Myeir & Michael January 23: 18th Annual Summit Against Racism Ambassador Workshop Presenters: Teiara & Na’taya


November 5: National Conference on Higher Education in Prison Community Kickoff featuring a public debate with Amachi Ambassadors and Jasiri X! Ambassador Debate Team: Iyonna, KeeShawn, Jahonna, Laniya, Ginnie & Tiger November 7: Media Empowerment Student Summit (MESS) October 2-3: Sign-making Day and African American Heritage Day Parade Ambassador Sign-Makers: Teiara, Ronnea, Lamarr, Iyonna, KeeShawn, Jahonna, Laniya, Racheena & Tiger Ambassador Marchers: Teiara, Ronnea, Lamarr, Khalil, Iyonna, Jahonna, Laniya & Imoni August 15: Kennywood August 4 & 5: FREE HER Justice Advocacy Conference – Boston, Massachusetts Ambassador Attendee: Racheena July 9-12: Free Minds, Free People Conference – Oakland, California Ambassador Speakers: Ronnea & D’Angelo Ambassador Attendees: Ginnie & Myeir June 12-14: Ambassadors Retreat – Family Retreat Center May 30: Canvassing Day – Southside April 24-26: Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE) Conference – Napa Valley, California Ambassador Speaker: Tiger April 4: Romp n’ Roll Recruitment Event


January 11: Reading Extravaganza! Amachi Ambassadors teamed up with Reading Warriors to plan a Reading Extravaganza to promote literacy among children and to get them excited about reading books! The event was highlighted in The Bulletin. A Publication of The Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation. Check it out on page 12! April 24: Future Focus Ambassador D’Angelo co-faciliatated a youth leadership workshop with youth from Higher Achievement! September 13: Play by the Fire Recruitment Event Our Amachi Ambassadors has a great time at Pittsburgh Glass Center’s Play by the Fire event, making screenprints and buttons and eating s’mores!


August 5: Annual NOBLE Conference Executive Director, Anna Hollis, and Amachi Ambassador and mentee, D’Angelo, spoke at a mentoring workshop during the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) conference. We are extremely proud of D’Angelo, who eloquently shared his personal story and spoke about his positive experience with mentoring.