Ordinary Courage

we can do hard thingsAsk any Boston Children’s Museum BNY Mellon CityACCESS Teen Ambassador (TA) about what it means to be a TA and they will respond, “We are a family.”  It’s quite fitting that at an institution that serves families, the Teen Ambassador group sometimes functions as a family.  You might be wondering what that looks like.  Well, we see each other almost every day, much like a family we have our “family dinner” each Friday night,  and we do daily check-ins ranging from sharing something “new and good”, to giving a description of our day as if it was a weather report. Continue reading

Talking Dr. King

3214If you didn’t know, Boston Children’s Museum has six kids.  Well, they’re not exactly kids, but rather teenagers, our BNY Mellon Teen Ambassadors.  Although they have many responsibilities, one of them is to serve as experts, of a sort, on designing programs for our visitors, since out of all of our staff they are closest in age to our visiting children.  Our Teen Ambassadors, or TAs for short, bring the Museum to the local community and the community to the Museum.  They are each Boston Public School students, speak a language in addition to English and work at the Museum, year round, for two to three years.  One of the important roles of the TAs is to help prepare the Museum’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. day celebration, which is completely youth designed and led. Continue reading