On May 31, 2020, APA published a statement on righting the wrongs of racial inequality. Part of the statement was to develop and deliver tools, techniques, support, and encouragement to planners tirelessly combating all forms of racism, equal opportunity, and social justice.
The goal of the APA Ambassador Program is to increase awareness and understanding of the power and value that the planning profession brings to communities. Particular emphasis is placed on reaching audiences of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Each year, APA Ambassadors are required to complete activities and coordinate with an organization or school to complete two tasks further the idea of planning as a profession to children ages K through 12.
Meagan Booth, an APA Ambassador in Utah, has been exploring ways to continue the focus of the APA Ambassador program in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.