Our Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

As a precaution to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and care for our community, Just Buffalo Literary Center has postponed a number of events, and we will follow the guidance of Buffalo Public Schools in terms of Just Buffalo Writing Center programming.

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The JBWC Youth Ambassador Program

The Just Buffalo Writing Center encourages young writers that are involved with the JBWC (ages 12–18) to apply to take part in our Youth Ambassador Program. Youth Ambassadors have the unique opportunity to play an integral role in the development and success of the JBWC’s programs and events.

What’s a Youth Ambassador?

As a Youth Ambassador you will be able to:

  • Meet and write alongside local and nationally recognized writers
  • Write Made-To-Order poems for people from all over the country
  • Lead writing activities and workshops at the JBWC and in the community
  • Create and organize youth art events and special JBWC parties and field trips
  • Perform your work at countless community events
  • Advocate for the literary arts before the Erie County Legislature
  • Eat countless slices of pizza and snacks
  • Be PAID for many of these tasks (not including the pizza eating)

Youth Ambassador opportunities and experiences will not only help you become a better writer and leader—it will open new doors of opportunity as you explore the literary arts, both professionally and artistically.

Apply to Be a JBWC Youth Ambassador

2024 Deadline: July 1st

To be eligible, applicants must be:

  • 12–18 years old
  • Passionate about reading and writing
  • Past participants of JBWC workshops and/or activities (at least 4 times)
  • Able to attend monthly Youth Ambassador meetings
  • Able to attend Youth Ambassador training in September
  • Able to attend JBWC workshops and/or events twice a month
  • Willing to assist or lead one workshop per year

Applications for 2024 will be open on May 15, 2024 through July 2024. For more information, email us at jbwc@justbuffalo.org, or call us at (716) 861-9190.