Young Ambassador Nomination Guidelines

 About the Young Ambassadors’ Program:

  • Young Ambassadors is designed to recognize young people that display good character through their involvement in community service and/or show exceptional leadership in the classroom.   
  • All nominated students will receive a free Young Ambassadors t-shirt, gifts from area businesses, and public recognition in May.
  • From the nominations, 10 students will be selected to be mentored by members of the Sioux City Mayor’s Youth Commission.


  • Must be in 4th-7th grade.
  • Must be enrolled in a Sioux City public or parochial school, or reside in Sioux City and attend a school outside of Sioux City, or be home schooled in Sioux City.
  • Must be available for the recognition event on May 4th.
  • Must have a completed letter of recommendation written by a teacher, family member, or anyone associated with the child.

To nominate a young person for the Young Ambassadors’ Program, please submit a letter of recommendation explaining how they have displayed good character and/or exceptional leadership inside or outside of the classroom.

All letters of recommendation should be submitted by April 1 to  OR to Sioux City Young Ambassadors, c/o Siouxland CARES, 101 Pierce Street, Sioux City, Iowa, 51101. 

Please complete the information below and include with your letter of recommendation.

All nominated students will be recognized in May.  Out of the large pool of children nominated, 10 will be chosen to be mentored by members of the Sioux City Mayor’s Youth Commission. 

 This is a program of the Sioux City Mayor’s Youth Commission and Siouxland CARES.

Application Information Needed

Child’s Name:      


Grade in School:

Female / Male (circle one)

Telephone Number:          


Parent(s) Name:       

Parent Email Address: 

Name of Person Making the Recommendation                                        

Email Address of Person Making the Recommendation

Address and Phone Number of Person Making the Recommendation                                       

This material is neither endorsed nor sponsored by the Sioux City Community School District or Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools.