SMHS senior Zamora chosen for 2013 Smithsonian Program
San Marcos High School senior Alana Zamora is one of up to 24 students chosen nationwide to participate in the Smithsonian’s Latino Center’s 2013 Young Ambassadors Program.
This includes an all-expense paid one-week training seminar in Washington,
D.C. from June 23-29, 2013. Upon completion of the one-week seminar and a four-week internship, the Center will provide Zamora a $2,000 program stipend.
The internship experience includes assisting with summer programs at
museums, assist with the development of education content for families or
students, working with child/teen/youth development programs, local or regional outreach programs, working with new media and social media applications, or working with other cultural institutions.
Zamora has committed to a four-week internship and community outreach program with the Austin Children’s Museum. According to SMHS College and Career Advisor Grace Delgadillo, the Smithsonian’s Latino Center’s Young Ambassador’s Program fosters the next generation of Latino leaders in the arts, sciences, and humanities through the Smithsonian Institute and its resources.
“It’s a college preparatory and leadership program that encourages graduating
high school seniors to explore a wide range of academic and career opportunities
through the Latino experience,” Delgadillo said.
Up to 24 students are selected across the country for the seminar and internship experience. Those students chosen to participate have demonstrated an interest in and commitment to the arts, sciences, or humanities as it pertains to Latino communities and cultures. Through the program, Latino youth are empowered to develop leadership and academic skills and foster pride in their cultural heritage.