“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” - Anne Frank, March 26th 1944

Becoming an Ambassador

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The Anne Frank Ambassadors are a growing network of people who volunteered to spread out the message by participating in projects dedicated to combat prejudice, anti-Semitism and discrimination and try to establish equal rights and the freedom to your own identity. Do you want to get to know the ambassadors and the interesting work they do? Check out this page.

From youth to youth

Ambassadors & their projects

Word lid van het jongerenteam!

Becoming an Anne Frank Ambassador

In 2014, we initiated the Anne Frank Ambassadors network, where 50 young volunteers, previously connected to the work of the Anne Frank House, were invited to take part in the International Youth Conference in Amsterdam. During this Conference, the young participants reflected on the meaning of Anne Frank and her diary, for them personally and for the country they came from. At the end of the conference, the participants presented their own project plan and they committed themselves to implement these actions in their own communities, schools and cultural centres. After the presentation of their actions plans, they received the title of “Anne Frank Ambassador”.

A sustainable community

Now the Anne Frank Ambassadors are an active community engaged with spreading the message of Anne Frank by developing their own educational projects. Many of the actions are being implemented this very moment. In Croatia, Ela and Franjo are preparing their workshop “Children in War”; in Belgium, Yaël is in the final stages of developing her workshop on identifying diverse forms of discrimination known as the ‘The Conscience Tree’; in the Netherlands, Melanie is creating an alumni Google+ group for the Ambassadors so they can keep each other posted on their activities and give each other advice and share experiences. From Calcutta to South Carolina, Free2choose debates on dilemmas about human rights are being prepared by inspiring Anne Frank Ambassadors, eager to change the world. Their Facebook group is buzzing with posts about new seminars and conferences, interesting tips and shared experiences. This keeps the network alive and everybody involved in each other’s whereabouts.

What does it takes to become an Anne Frank Ambassador?

To become an Anne Frank Ambassador you have to participate in a project by the Anne Frank House, like act as a guide for one of the Anne Frank exhibitions, apply to the Dutch Ambassadors program or participate in a Free2Choose Create or Debate. After that you are part of the Anne Frank network, which will give you the opportunity to apply for the International Youth Conference. At the Conference, and after a week of intensive workshops and activities you will acquire skills to develop your own project in your country. You will finally become an Anne Frank Ambassador if you implement this project in your own country.

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Being an Ambassador gives you more opportunities like participating in interesting youth seminars and conferences, organized by the Anne Frank House, anywhere in the world, being connected to a network of active young people worldwide, being involved in projects of the Anne Frank House as part of the organization, attend meetings and maybe even get invited to an internship at the Anne Frank House office in Amsterdam. After performing as an Ambassador, you could apply for the next International Youth Conference as a Youth Mentor. As a Youth Mentor you supervise Anne Frank Ambassadors from your region during the conference and support and help them where necessary in implementing their project after the conference.

Please note that it is not clear when the next International Youth Conference will take place, however, you are most invited to join the projects organized by the Anne Frank House in your country.

The Meaning of Anne Frank today – Ambassadors keeping the message of Anne Frank alive!

What is the meaning of Anne Frank to you? – The Anne Frank Ambassadors are a growing network of people who volunteer to spread the message of Anne Frank. In this film you get to know them and see them reflect on what the Anne Frank Story means in 2014 and what they do to keep her legacy alive.

Do you want to become an Anne Frank Ambassador?

Have you participated in any projects of the Anne Frank House, like Free2Choose or Memory Walk or have you served as a peer guide for an exhibition in your country? Are you eager to go a step further and become an Anne Frank Ambassador and come to us and to Amsterdam to participate in the next International Youth Conference?

Send an e-mail to: young@annefrank.nl. We'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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