The Maine Humanities Council (MHC) is looking for creative and energetic rising 10th or 11th graders interested in community engagement through the humanities.   Through the Student Humanities Ambassador Program, you will work with MHC to identify a topic and, working with a budget of $1,000.00 given to you by MHC, create, plan, run, and evaluate a humanities-based program or event within your community.


What do the Humanities Look like?


The Humanities are all around us! Each time we connect with people, have interesting conversations, common experiences, or "A-Ha" moments, we are experiencing the core of the humanities. 

Who   is   this  program   for?

  •     Rising sophomores or juniors, who are residents of Maine.


How   many   Student   Humanities   Ambassadors   will   there   be?

  • You may work individually, or with a small group of up to three students.
  • We will be selecting two individuals or small groups from different communities for the 2014-2015 school year.



What   do   you   mean   by   “community?” 

  • Community can be as large as your entire town or city, as small as a particular group of individuals in your school, or anything in between.


What   are   the   humanities?

  • The humanities are history, literature, art, religion, philosophy, and social institutions like government and the legal system.
  • The humanities encourage us to ask "Why?"


Will   I   get   school   credit   for   this?

  • Your teacher will work with your school to determine how this project will fit into your academic curriculum.



What   does   my   teacher/ At-Home   Mentor   need   to   know?


Your teacher/at-home mentor's role will be to:

  • Act as your school-based mentor/contact
  • Advocate for you as necessary
  • Meet with you regularly to discuss progress, issues, etc.
  • Work with you and your school's administrators to create a plan for receiving credit, if necessary
  • Attend your event


APPLY to be one of Maine's FIRST 

Student Humanities Ambassadors!


Maine Humanities Council | 674 Brighton Ave. Portland, ME 04102 |207.773.5051