Junior Port Ambassador Program


We are excited to share a new opportunity at Port Canaveral for students. Applications are now available for the Junior Port Ambassador Program for the 2019-2020 upcoming school year. Our mission is: to share and involve the youth of the Canaveral Port Authority Special District in the activities at Port Canaveral, providing youth job opportunity education, workforce development, and community outreach. We hope you will help us identify a student at your school that would be a good fit and also encourage them to apply.   
Students will meet with leaders at Port Canaveral in the areas of: maritime, hospitality, environment, engineering/construction, and recreation, to name just a few. The leaders in these industries will share with the students what they do at the port, what skills or certifications are needed, what salaries are the norm, etc.  
Each application will require the signature of the student’s principal or guidance counselor to approve the student missing 4 specific school days through the course of the 2019-2020 school year. 

CLICK HERE to access the application and required waiver forms. Applications must be submitted by August 25, 2019 and the first day of the program is September 18, 2019.

Applications are due by August 21, 2019 for the 2019-2020 program. Completed applications should be scanned and emailed to

Or, mail completed applications to: 
Melanie Bradford, Board of Commissioners
Canaveral Port Authority
445 Challenger Road
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920

Accepted applicants will be notified via email and announced at the Commission meeting on August 28, 2019.

Applications will be due August 21st, after your students have returned to school and you have had an opportunity to talk to students you think might benefit from the program. 

Committee Members:

Robyn Hattaway, Commissioner and Vice Chairperson
Melanie Bradford, Commission Liaison
Holly Carver, Realtor, Community Leader and Port Ambassador
Misty Belford, Brevard County School Board
Charles Parker, Teacher and Director of DaVinci Program, Merritt Island High School
Phoenix Boggs, Student, Edgewood Jr/Sr High School
Caroline Jobes, Student, home school