“I’ve learned to stand up and speak up when I see another student bullying or saying inappropriate things about another student. I let them know the behavior is wrong and how it makes other students feel. I would recommend this program to others because by working together in our community, we can make a difference in the world.”
– Mikaela M.
The Ambassador Program was founded during the 2004-2005 school year at Weaver Elementary School by teacher, Joseph Arias. It was originally called the O.R.C.A. (Ownership, Respect, Commitment, and Attitude) Ambassadors Leadership Club and was established to provide more students with leadership experiences.
Any fifth grader is welcome to apply to become an Ambassador. The application period is in early May for the following school year. Students can pick up an application from their 4th grade teacher or it can be downloaded.
The mission of the Ambassador Program is to provide an inclusive and safe environment that offers students leadership skills, opportunities and experiences that empower them to be life-long leaders.
- Develop an understanding of the importance of effective human relations, valuing diversity, and practicing inclusion.
- Attend and participate in sessions to build their skills, knowledge, and resources in the areas of Leadership, Communication, Team Building, and Community Service.
- Apply their training to real world experiences that have a direct effect on both our school community and the community at large.
15 Program Sessions
Community Service Jobs:
School related jobs and committees
Weekly, Monthly, As Needed
Job Orientation and Training
Responsibility and Accountability
Community Service Projects
"Living Leaders" -- Guest Speakers
Support School Activities and Events
Students generally meet after school beginning in August through June from 2:40pm – 3:50pm.
Core components of the program include: Advocacy, Bullying Prevention, Character Development, Communication, Conflict Management, Community Service, Customer Service, Human Relations, Leadership Development, Mindfulness, Public Speaking, Relationship Building, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), and Team-Building.
As student leaders, the Ambassadors strive to make a difference in the lives of others by actively participating in various community service “jobs” and projects. This allows them to put their leadership knowledge and skills into action.
School-wide community service projects are sponsored by the Ambassadors. The on-going theme of projects is “Weaver C.A.R.E.S.(Caring-Action-Responsibility-Empathy-Support) Campaign."
Ambassador Leadership Team:
- Weaver Principal
- Mrs. Dubois, Ms. Masumiya & Mrs. Schmitz, Faculty Advisors
- Mrs. Gamboa-Levy, Program Coordinator
- Mrs. Ball & Mrs. El-Zein, Program Assistants
For more information about the Ambassador Program or if you would like to volunteer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.