The NAD Youth Ambassador Program (YAP) is a competition for deaf and hard of hearing youth ages 18 to 30 within the deaf community currently residing in the United States. Contestants will compete against each other to determine who will be the next NAD Youth Ambassador. The Youth Ambassador will work with the NAD to implement a strategic plan that addresses a social issue(s) within the deaf community identified by the individuals during the competition. Moreover, the Ambassador will represent the NAD at presentations, workshops, the Youth Leadership Camp (YLC), and other events within the deaf community.

Applications for the 2022 NAD YAP Competition will be available in 2021.

Winner receives $6,000!

Runner Up receives $1,000!

Youth Ambassador

(Photo of Domonic) Meet Domonic Gordine, our Youth Ambassador 2018 - 2020

Domonic hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the City of Brotherly Love. He attended Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD) until 2006 before transferring to the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD) in Washington, D.C. where he graduated in 2008. Domonic returned to Philadelphia to start his first career as a Resident Advisor (RA) to deaf individuals with disabilities. His leadership abilities were noticed soon after. He was promoted to Enhanced RA to support the deaf youth from the age of 13 to 21 for three and half years. In 2016, Domonic graduated from the Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania with an associate degree in Social Science. Soon afterwards, the Pennsylvania Society of the Advancement of the Deaf (PSAD) appointed him as an Interim Coordinator of the Young Adult Program, where he organized workshops that provided information on resources available in the community to assist with deaf people’s daily lifestyle. In 2019, Domonic graduated Rosemont College with Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Domonic is passionate in building his community with education, developing life skills, and expanding resources. His three children Alex, Aubree, and Zoe are his driving force to do his part in making a difference.

Domonic will continue his term as the NAD Youth Ambassador until Summer 2022.

You can request Domonic to be at your event!