One Earth Writing’s Senior Ambassador program is an opportunity for graduated One Earth Writing Ambassadors to continue writing among peers in a workshop setting while advancing their leadership skills and community engagement.

Students will gain valuable experience while further developing their writing, work together on group and individual projects, mentor new classes of Ambassadors, and connect with community through readings, performances and publications.

One Earth Writing builds bridges of friendship, trust, and understanding between youth from different races, faiths and socioeconomic origins, using writing as the connector.


The Senior Ambassadors program will take place at The Tuxedo Project, 7124 Tuxedo St., Detroit, MI 48204.

Senior Ambassadors register for a 9-month program, beginning in September, renewable annually upon successful completion, until high school graduation. No more than three absences permitted in a 9-month period.

  • Attend monthly writing workshops
  • Host 1 workshop for new Ambassador classes
  • Participate and help coordinate open mic reading performances
  • Contribute 3 blogs to the One Earth Writing website
  • Help develop/plan/create programs

Program dates for the 2017-2018 Senior Ambassador are as follows:

Kickoff meeting Sunday, September 10, 2017 – 2-4 p.m.
October 22, 2017  –  3-5 p.m.
November 18, 2017  –  3-5 p.m.
December 3, 2017  –  2-4 p.m.
December 17, 2017  –  3-5 p.m.
January 14, 2018  –  3-5 p.m.
February 11, 2018  –  2-4 p.m.
March 11, 2018  –  3-5 p.m.
April 22, 2018  –  1-3 p.m.
May 19, 2018  –  11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Submission Requirements

Senior Ambassadors must be between the ages of 13 and 19 and have successfully completed one full Ambassador program.

  • Submit 1 sample of your best writing (any genre)
  • 1 letter outlining your ideas for writing programs you might help create to bring peers together across racial, religious and socioeconomic divides

Apply here:

Become a One Earth Writing Senior Ambassador