The purpose of the National Junior Grange Ambassador program is to provide an opportunity for outstanding Junior Grangers, selected by their State Grange, to attend the National Grange Convention and build their leadership potential. They will be given the opportunity to build relationships with other Junior Grangers and Grangers across the Nation. They will receive vital training that will be instrumental in developing the Junior Grange programs within their state, as well as preparing them for their future in the Grange.
A maximum of 2 Junior Grangers per state, one male and one female, may be chosen to represent their State at the National Convention. One candidate will be chosen through a process of interviews and observations made by a council of judges. The candidate that is chosen will be selected as the National Junior Grange Ambassador and will be a representative of the National Junior Grange program for a one-year term.
Other candidates not selected to serve as National Junior Ambassador will have the opportunity to serve on the National Junior Grange Council-There are several council positions open each year. These members will assist the National Ambassador with tasks from their home states throughout the year and each member will have a direct focus (i.e. contests, agriculture, ritualism etc.) for the betterment of the organization and its programming needs. Applications are not guarantee selection for council or ambassador.
All applicants are required to meet the following criteria:
- Must be a Junior Grange member for a minimum of 3 years.
- Must be between the ages of 10-14 years, having observed their 10th birthday, but not their 15th by December 31st of the year they attend National Session.
- Applicants must be able to attend National Convention to represent their state during Junior Grange activity days (Thursday-Saturday) at their own costs.
- Applicants must have a parent or guardian attend National convention with them.
Applicants must submit the following:
- Four letters of recommendations from:
- State President
- State Junior Director (if applicable)
- Junior Leader
- Educational Leader (i.e. teacher, Sunday school teacher etc)
- Headshot – a photograph containing only yourself
- One-page biography telling about yourself, your family, and your Junior Grange Achievements.
- Attach a 1-page essay on “Why you would like to represent the National Grange as the NJGA”
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION: SEPTEMBER 1
Each State Grange may send one male and one female representative.
**At this time all Ambassadors must be able to attend National Convention and all Junior Activities at their own cost**