About the Program
Below is information about the Student Ambassador Program from the Georgia Secretary of State’s Website. If you would like to learn more about the program, you can go to the following website: sos.ga.gov/index.php/general/student_ambassador_program.
STUDENT AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
Georgia Secretary of State's office launched the Student Ambassador Program in January 2016. The goal of the Secretary of State's Student Ambassador Program is to provide Georgia's high school students an opportunity to engage as leaders within their schools and communities. Through the program, students gain leadership experience by engaging in Georgia civics, encouraging voter registration among their peers and volunteering within their communities. The Secretary of State's office has already partnered with over 150 high schools all across Georgia since 2016.
The Secretary of State's Student Ambassador Program is designed for 10th-12th grade students. Each school is allowed to nominate up to nine (9) students to represent their school. In the fall each group will attend a regional Kick-Off event where they receive all the training and resources that they will need to be successful in the program. Then they take what they have learned back to their communities. The students decide as a team what their goals are for their school and the means of achieving them. Throughout the year, the teams will organize and carry out various events. For each event that they conduct, they receive points towards our statewide competition. The school with the most points at the end of the year is recognized at the Student Ambassador Awards Ceremony.
IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED AS A STUDENT AMBASSADOR
Please complete the following application using the link below. You must be signed in to your Gwinnett/school Gmail account in order to access the google form. Link: https://forms.gle/XCXWF6Pv4CjjSh3WA.
The following are important dates to know for the Student Ambassador Program.
- Monday, Sept. 21: Informational meeting through Zoom
- Monday, Sept. 28: Applications due by 2:30 p.m.
- Monday, Oct. 5: Notification of selection into the program.
This year will be an interesting year. We will figure out how to do this digitally, AND it’s an election year.
Sponsor: Danielle Kaiser
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org Room number: A-38