PYC Ambassadors 2019-2020

Huntingdon, PA
Juniata College '20
Hometown: Altoona, PA
Altoona, PA
Penn State University Altoona '20
Hometown: Upper Darby, PA
Blairsville, PA
Blairsville High School '20
Erie, PA
Penn State Behrend '20
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Lewisberry, PA
Harrisburg Area Community College - York '22
Pittsburgh, PA
Chatham University '21
Hometown: Wexford, PA
Shippensburg, PA
Shippensburg University '22
York, PA
York College '21
Hometown: Dallastown, PA
Huntingdon, PA
Juniata College '22
Hometown: Myerstown, PA
Pittsburgh, PA
University of Pittsburgh '22
Hometown: Clarks Summit, PA
Shippensburg, PA
Shippensburg University '21
Hometown: Erie, PA
Philadelphia, PA
Drexel University '21
Hometown: Cheltenham, PA

About PYC Ambassadors

The leadership corps of the Pennsylvania Youth Congress is PYC Ambassadors.

PYC Ambassadors is our network of key young LGBTQ advocates across the commonwealth who are established and emerging leaders. PYC Ambassadors receive powerful tools from PYC and expert trainings to enhance their work at the local, regional, and statewide levels.


PYC Ambassadors:

-Provide valuable leadership supporting on-the-ground LGBTQ youth advocacy efforts in Pennsylvania
-Network with other young leaders from across the state at PYC events
-Engage in mentorship opportunities in your region
-Represent PYC and be a positive force in your community
-Receive regular updates of organizational activities

-Receive special invitations to events as a representative of PYC, including pride festival events, galas, concerts, social functions, fundraisers, and regional summits
-Waived registration fees for the Pennsylvania Youth Action Conference


Joining PYC Ambassadors

PYC Ambassadors serve from September through the following August. Applications for PYC Ambassadors open each August and close each September. PYC Ambassadors participate in four connection points each year for community building, advocacy education, and leadership training. Attendance is required for each of these connection points, save for approved extenuating circumstances. Travel logistics and overnight accommodations will be provided to PYC Ambassadors to attend the connection points

At least two individuals will be selected to represent each of PYC's nine regions. To be eligible to serve as a PYC Ambassador, applicants must reside in Pennsylvania (or if living in Washington, DC, have roots in Pennsylvania) and identify as young advocates (generally between the ages of 15-23).

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