Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors

 

Official Partner of the ASF Foundation Student Ambassadors Program

 
 
 

Orientations for ASF Foundation Student Ambassadors have concluded.....

If you missed orientations, please contact our office at (334) 280-0065 and ask to speak with Charles Ferguson about how to get the packet of information that each Student Ambassador received. Two documents were provided to each Student Ambassador with their first and last name, along with the High School they represent. One document was a congratulatory letter from the Alabama's Secretary of State John Merrill and a press release for each Ambassador to take to their local newspaper or TV station. If you would like to have these two documents sent to you, please contact our office to make the request. 
 

What is the ASF Foundation Student Ambassadors program?  

The ASF Foundation, a non profit organization established in 1982 at the request of the U.S. Olympic Committee, serves as a statewide mentoring organization for youth. Focus areas of the foundation encompass Academics, Health, and Athletics. The Student Ambassadors Program was established in 2001 to present an opportunity for high school students to further develop their skills in good citizenship and leadership. Since then, the ASF Foundation has partnered with great businesses such as AT&T, State Farm, the AL. Dept. of Public Health, and others, to push specific initiatives such as Don’t Text and Drive, Smoke Free Alabama,and Don’t Drink and Drive and Remember to Buckle Up. Being a Student Ambassador is an honor that presents a rare opportunity for high school students to further develop their skills in the following areas:

Personal Growth/Development                  Team Work
Leadership                                                  Networking
Community Involvement                             Public Relations
Real World Experiences                             Time Management
Responsibility                                             Public Speaking
Confidence Building                                   Event Planning
Communications                                        Marketing

What are the Student Ambassadors duties?  

The ASF Foundation Student Ambassadors will be responsible for helping promote the ASF Foundation and all of its programs. The main responsibility will be to promote the current statewide community initiative in their school and community. The Student Ambassadors will be a spokesperson distributing the community service initiative material to the schools and businesses in the community, speaking on television and radio about the initiative or taking press releases to the local newspapers. Along with promoting the current initiative, the Student Ambassadors will serve as ASF Foundation representatives at events taking place in their community and possibly attending the ASF Foundation's Alabama State Games multi-sport event as an event coordinator volunteer. 

Scholarship Opportunities

Along with gaining invaluable experience working with the ASF Foundation and the program partners throughout the year, deserving student ambassador will be eligible to be awarded an ASF Foundation Academic Scholarship. To date, the ASF Foundation has awarded over $290,000 in scholarships.

Who is Eligible to be a Student Ambassador?

High School students in Alabama who have a passion to make a positive impact in their community. Applicants should display strong academics, leadership, and communication skills. 

How are Student Ambassadors selected? 

Your school may have current ASF Foundation student ambassadors. Students remain ASF Foundation student ambassadors until they graduate high school or inform the ASF Foundation they no longer wish to participate in the program.
 
Step 1: School personnel (Guidance Counselors or any other appointed personnel from the school) select the student ambassadors for your school. (There is no limit on the number of ambassadors for each school) Applications for those interested/selected is online, click the blue button above to apply. Application deadline is September 6, 2016. Program applicants are automatically ASF Foundation Ambassadors once application is submitted.
 
Step 2: Students that signed up for the program will be contacted regarding orientations for the program. There will be a total of 4 regional orientations throughout the state. The Ambassador can attend any of the four. Details will be released soon.
A member of the faculty or staff of the school is asked to attend the orientation with their student ambassadors. If this is not possible, please notify the ASF Foundation student ambassador coordinator.

Current State Wide Community Service Initiative - Presented by State Farm

Your students do not have to be ASF Foundation Student Ambassadors to attend the URKEYS2DRV events

One of the key components of this year’s program is partnering with State Farm and others for the Ur Keys 2 Drv event - Teen Driver Summit that will take place in the Fall semester. The event is an interactive educational day for students to learn tips to practice safe driving. 

  • Keynote speaker Mike Lutzenkirchen with the Lutzie43 Foundation will share his personal story of his son Philip, a former Auburn football player who died at the age of 23 in a car crash.
  • Breakout sessions will discuss topics such as Graduated Driver License Law, drinking and driving, texting while driving, and much more. 
  • Fun and interactive activities such as driving simulator and photo booth.

EVENT IS FREE. LUNCH, BUS DRIVER FEES & MILEAGE ARE COVERED

EVENT LOCATIONS (Space limited)

Thursday, October 20th, 2016 (Event is Full-Volunteers needed)
    Watermark Place
    4500 Kaites Way
    Bessemer, AL
Thursday, October 27th, 2016
    Embassy Suites
    300 Tallapoosa Street
    Montgomery, AL
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
    Marriott Shoals Hotel
    10 Hightower Place
    Florence, AL

ASF Foundation student ambassadors will be asked to help by registering their high school for the event or volunteering to assist with the event. Student Ambassadors will also have opportunity to reach out to bring this event’s resources to their high schools during the spring semester.

Sponsors of the URKEYS2DRV event are State Farm, Children's Hospital of Alabama, MADD, Alabama Public Health, Alabama Department of Transportation, Safe Kids Alabama, & Injury Free Coalition for Kids.

 

 



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