Required Documents Checklist for MAP Applicants

Applicants will be randomly selected through a computer-generated lottery to fill any vacancies in the MAP program for each grade level. Students who are selected from the lottery will be invited to complete the verification and interview process.

Click here to view a list of the required documents.


M.A.P. Participants’ Code of Conduct
Participants are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. This includes showing respect for the rights and feelings of other M.A.P. Participants, Youth Specialists, and the public. Each Ambassador has a responsibility to comply with the policies and procedures of M.A.P. to ensure continued participation in the program.


Participant Requirements
Participants in the Memphis Ambassadors Program are required to:

  • Attend: Scheduled mandatory sessions, education/leadership development sessions, speaker sessions, and parent/participant meetings
  • Participate in: Cultural/social activities, neighborhood association meetings, quarterly project planning sessions, quarterly project activities, health/wellness sessions, and ACT Prep sessions
  • Submit: Monthly RoadMAPs/conversation forms, make-up work, and copies of report cards
  • Complete: Quarterly volunteer hours (parent/participant)


Disciplinary Policy
M.A.P. Participants will not be allowed to disrupt or interfere with the learning and work environment of their fellow Ambassadors or Youth Specialist. A zero-tolerance policy will be in effect throughout the entire program. It is the responsibility of all involved to ensure that the M.A.P. environment is safe and conducive to learning and working at all times. The following is a list of offenses that may be subject to disciplinary action or removal:

  • Safety procedures violation
  • Disrespect/Defiant attitude toward Staff
  • Fighting/Pushing/Tripping
  • Insubordination
  • Possession/Use of tobacco products by minors
  • Possession/Use of drugs or alcohol
  • Unacceptable or threatening written/verbal language
  • Violation of dress code
  • Excessive and/or unexcused absences or tardiness from site
  • Sleeping during session
  • Cell phone usage/Text messaging during site hours
  • Leaving the site early without permission
  • Cyber bullying
  • Violence/ Threatened violence
  • Profanity/Cursing
  • Possession/Use of weapon
  • Evidence of gang affiliation or activity (including use of gang signs)
  • Theft
  • Gambling
  • Forgery
  • Other violations or negativities that will interfere with the operation of the site day


Dress Code Policy
M.A.P. Participants are expected to maintain high personal and professional standards. Two of the most noticeable expressions of these standards are dress and appearance. M.A.P. Participants are representatives of the City of Memphis and therefore dress and appearance must

  • present an appropriate or identifiable presence for supervisors, parents, instructors, and the public
  • promote a positive learning environment
  • limit distractions caused by inappropriate dress
  • ensure safety while learning

M.A.P. Participants are expected to dress in a manner that is normally accepted in regular school or work environments. All clothing should be appropriately fitted. Where uniforms are required, they must be worn during participating hours. The uniforms should be neat and clean when the M.A.P. Participants arrive at the site. Where uniforms are not required, appropriate attire should be worn. Although not an exhaustive list, examples of appropriate attire are as follows:

  • School uniforms
  • Suits
  • Slacks
  • Shirts and ties
  • Dress shirts with open collars
  • Coordinated pants and shirts
  • Polo-type shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sweaters
  • Skirts (skirts and dresses can be no more than one inch above the knee)


Inappropriate attire for M.A.P. Participants includes:

  • Dragging, or sagging pants, over-sized pants and pants without belts
  • Shorts/ jeans (except where necessitated by non-routine, work-related activities)
  • Ripped, soiled, patched or stained clothing, hats, and caps
  • Exposed underwear
  • Clothing, hats or visors that contain offensive language or display alcohol, tobacco or illegal substance related language and/or images
  • Hats or caps indoors (except where allowed as part of the work uniform)
  • Mini-skirts
  • Exposed midriff/tops or under garments
  • Shoes: thongs, flip-flops, house slippers
  • Underwear worn as outerwear
  • Athletic wear (jogging suits of any type, unless allowed as a part of site requirements)
  • Spandex or lycra such as biker shorts
  • Tank tops, tube tops, halter tops (unless worn under another blouse, shirt, jacket)
  • Beachwear
  • Off-the shoulder tops
  • Evening wear
  • Revealing, exceptionally deep cut, or inappropriately-fitted clothing