Our History & Mission
Established in 2016, Ambassadors of Change (AOC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and a platform for girls and women to be agents of change.
Our mission is to give young minority women a once in a lifetime opportunity to serve as an ambassador of change and to encourage, empower and enlighten, communities, states and nations. Our purpose is to be a rising voice in the community and to make a difference, by providing educational forums and events that focus on health disparities, poverty, violence and major issues plaguing communities in our nation and around the world.
Young women today face more pressures and challenges than ever. Recent studies about "Minority Women" reveals concerning data:
More than 20% of young minority girls are Obese and have little access to information on healthy food choices or education on making healthy choices.
56% of girls as young as 13 have been sexually harassed and Black Young women have the highest cases of sexual abuse and assault those goes unreported.
African American women and Latinas account for 80% of reported female HIV/AIDS diagnoses, even though they represent only 25% of the U.S. female population
Young Minority Women want to be debt free or learn to manage money, but don't know where to start.
Young black women are 20% more likely to experience serious mental health problems than the general population, and don’t get the help needed due to fear.
Finally Young minority women say that the top three biggest barriers to taking on leadership roles and changing their communities are being laughed at, speaking in front of others, and shyness.
Each of these figures are troubling on their own, but is it even more concerning to know that 75% of young women who struggle with low self-esteem in this manner engage in harmful behaviors like drugs, drinking, bullying, disordered eating and have suicidal thoughts. Thankfully, we know what can make the difference.
We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.
We are so excited about 2019/2020! We have some amazing goals and can't reach them with out you. Today and this entire year is an opportunity for you to help us empower more young women from around the state of Georgia through our Call Me Miss Ambassador Conference and 9 Month Leadership Development Program. From now to the August 2020 our goal is $75,000 to help impact the lives of over 250 young women. Our goal is to also give out $50,000 in scholarships to deserving women who seek to be change agents in their communities. Join us to impact the lives of young change agents!