Department of Parks
Kentucky State Parks Seeks Nominations for Youth Ambassadors
FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky State Parks are looking for young people who like to visit parks and want to tell others about their experience.
The Kentucky State Park Youth Ambassador Program is a voluntary program for youths who are at least 16 years old, living in Kentucky and enrolled in a Kentucky high school, college or technical school. The parks are looking for young people who are creative, team oriented and are enthusiastic about the outdoors.
Ambassadors will be chosen for one-year terms and will be invited to state park events, asked to write for a park blog and will submit photos of their state park experiences. If chosen, your name and photograph will be used for publicity purposes through the state park website and media outlets.
To apply, visit www.parks.ky.gov and click on the “Youth Ambassador” link to fill out an online application. If you are selected and you are under the age of 18, you will need parental permission to participate
The state program is being carried out in conjunction with America’s State Parks Youth Ambassador Program, which was launched earlier this year. For more information about that program, visit www.AmericasStateParks.org
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 51 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov