Do You Have What It Takes To Become A Peer Leader?
Ambassadors are peer leaders who go through our full leadership curriculum of 35 sessions which take place virtually during weekends. 1 peer leader, Ambassador, is selected among a group of 10 girls in a grade at a partner school. Ambassadors are responsible for disseminating information to her peers, ensuring they are socially and emotionally supported through the program, and creating a safe community within the school by leading a SPEAK Chapter Club.
Ambassadors across schools meet virtually to talk about SPEAK Chapter Club planning, best practices to engage and support mentees, and learn about leadership topics. They also learn about serving on an Executive Board and hold a position of the SPEAK Chapter Club Executive Board.
Am I Eligible?
The chart to the left will help you determine if you are eligible and what you will need to do in order to maintain your status as an Ambassador. We believe your academic rigor and ability are the most important thing to focus on. If your grades are not maintained, then you will no longer be eligible for Ambassadorship and you must re-focus your attention on your grades.
Additionally, Ambassadors do not have to be established leaders, but will be required to go through our Leadership curriculum and prove they can lead other mentees. We will be looking for ways you have tried to assume leadership and you will be required to lead a SPEAK Chapter Club and ensure you are supporting your fellow mentees.
Finally, every leader must possess excellent communication skills. You must be able to prove to us that you are an excellent communicator by phone, email, and in-person. The SPEAK team will correspond with you using these modes of communication, and you must be able to reply in an effective manner or prove you are willing to learn effective communication skills.
Are You Ready?
In addition to the benefits you will receive as a Mentee, you will also develop in four significant areas important to your future: Leadership, Social Responsibility, College and Career Readiness, and Self-Awareness and Self-Development.
If you are ready to take a deep dive into self-development over the course of next year so that you can highlight your abilities as a leader, then you should consider applying to become an SPEAK Ambassador.