•  Congratulations, Yash!

    The Young Ambassador Program, under the Houston Mayor’s office, was initiated by Yash Semlani, from Mrs. Butera’s 5th grade class, so that students like him, in elementary and middle school (up to 14 years of age), can get involved with issues that impact young children in their city. Ambassadors are selected based on a nominating process of children of various diversities, who live in Houston and exemplify leadership skills, good character, are role models for their peers and are committed to giving back to their city under the Mayor's vision of Houston First. Besides speaking at city council and various events in the city, these Young Ambassadors will pick projects that they feel strongly about and will work with the mayor’s team to get support from city agencies and/or non-profits during their one month tenure. Last week, Yash Semlani was officially appointed by Mayor Turner as the Inaugural Young Ambassador for the city of Houston.  Yash has chosen to focus on 3 service projects - Children's Literacy (writing and business skills), Children's Hunger, and Harmony in Diversity.