Girl Ambassadors for Human Rights


Be a part of Girl Ambassadors!

Click below to apply for the 2019-2020 Girl Ambassador Program.

Follow this year’s program on Facebook and Twitter with #GirlAmbassadors.

Our 2018-2019 Girl Ambassadors!

Drawing on the life and legacy of Matilda Joslyn Gage, the Girl Ambassadors for Human Rights program empowers and inspires young women to become agents of change on the local, national, and global stage. 

Meetings, speakers, trips and activities cover social justice issues including racism, immigration, reproductive rights, human trafficking, the suffrage movement and LGBTQIA rights -- all from the parlor of one of our nation’s most influential suffragists. Girl Ambassadors continues the nationally-recognized model we developed in 2012 with funding received from the State Department through the American Alliance of Museums. 2019-2020 will be the program’s eighth year.

Each Girl Ambassador has the opportunity to:

· Develop her voice

· Work with other young women from across our community 

· Engage in respectful, supportive dialogue of vital problems

· Develop cultural literary and meet with girls and leaders from the Akwesasne Mohawk community 

· Learn from each other and from experts and community leaders in talks

· Volunteer in support of an issue that matters to her

· Create social justice programs 

Applicants will be notified of acceptance via email. We can accept up to three students per high school, and a total of 20 students. Twelve high schools were represented last year.


Tweet us at @MJGage_Center using hashtag #GirlAmbassadors

Visit the Gage Foundation’s page for interviews with last year’s Girl Ambassadors

Chat with a current Girl Ambassador by emailing

Contact us at: 

or contact the Gage office at 315-637-9511

2019-2020 Girl Ambassador Program application

Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation 2019-20 Application final - SRW (docx)


Girl Ambassadors for Human Rights: Akwesasne Ambassadorship