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2022 NYC Junior Ambassadors Celebration

June 24, 2022

Mayor Eric Adams hosted a gathering at Gracie Mansion to celebrate the NYC Junior Ambassadors, participants in a program which teaches students about global issues and the United Nations.

The program began with Deputy Commissioner for the Mayor's Office for International Affairs, Aissata Camara, giving opening remarks and introducing Commissioner Edward Mermelstein to the stage. Mayor Adams then spoke with the students about what it means to be an ambassador, encouraging them to participate in conversation with him. He detailed the many ways they could be an ambassador not just on a large international level, but within their own small communities. He then presented the student representatives with certificates. Educator Michelle Ciccone and student Lamont Jackson, Jr. delivered speeches on behalf of their fellow students and educators.  

Program Participants

  • Mayor Eric Adams
  • Deputy Commissioner Aissata Camara, Mayor's Office for International Affairs
  • Commissioner Edward Mermelstein, Mayor's Office for International Affairs
  • Michelle Ciccone, NYCJA Educator
  • Lamont Jackson, Jr., NYCJA Student

Community Engagement Partner

  • EmblemHealth

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