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Community Ambassador Awareness Night

When: Thursday December 13th

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Where: Suite 400 1025 Old Country Road, Westbury NY 11590

What is a Community Ambassador? The Community Ambassador program gives students the experience of being an active ambassador for their community through a local chapter of We Connect The Dots, Inc.. Students will take part in planning conferences, designing programs, learning and teaching a variety of educational material and many other activities centered around the goals of the community chapter and the overall organization. Above all, a core component of being a Community Ambassador is that you is are an ambitious young person, with a passion for education and a willingness to be a mentor and coach to your peers. What the Program Offers: Community ambassadors gain valuable experience through learning opportunities, hands-on experience, leadership development, coaching and mentoring, and training in 21st century workforce skills. Students complete the program with real industry experience and professional certifications that can be carried into the workforce. Through the efforts of the local chapter CAP students create an impact within their community. The ultimate goal of the program is to lead students to successful jobs and internships at either for-profit companies or internships at non-profit organizations using the skills and experiences they have learned throughout the program to be true ambassadors for organizations that create an impact within their community.

A Commitment to Education: Community Ambassadors make a commitment to volunteer a set number of hours per month and to participate in WCTD’s educational programs as support staff or event leads. Students will need to attend several meetings throughout the year, where planning for conferences, networking, program design and other operational tasks are completed. Students can help to shape existing WCTD programs in their community or work with students from around the world to design new programs that inspire and engage students in their community to learn 21st century skills.

Program Requirements:

• In order to be eligible for the Ambassador Program, a student must:

• Be a high school or college student in good standing

• Be between 14 and 21 years of age

• Commit to a minimum of 10 volunteer hours per month, 100 hours overall annually, including regular monthly meetings (held on Saturdays)

• Commit to attending one WCTD conference as a support staff volunteer, mentor, or event lead (one-week or two-week program)

• Complete application process, short essay, and submit two letters of reference from an instructor or administrator at his or her school

• Have a passionate desire to be a leader, mentor, and guide to other students.

• Interviews with established ambassadors and WCTD Program Manager will determine final eligibility.