Student ambassadors will be trained by the Foundation for California Community Colleges around important community resources and public benefit programs that address students' basic needs, such as CalFresh, Crisis Text Line, tax credits, and low-cost auto insurance. Throughout the academic year, student ambassadors will conduct peer-to-peer outreach to increase awareness, enrollment, and access to these resources. Student ambassadors receive an outreach toolkit to assist with their outreach activities and a stipend of $1,500 upon completion of outreach milestones.
- be trained around multiple resources and effective outreach strategies through virtual trainings;
- be connected with an on-campus advisor;
- complete a series of milestone goals related to basic needs outreach to college students, with an emphasis on students from foster care and the general CCC student population;
- be provided with physical and digital toolkits, including marketing materials (posters, stickers, and flyers) to distribute at campus events;
- receive a stipend of $1,500, in multiple increments upon training and outreach milestone completions;
- participate in professional development and experiential learning opportunities.
Student Ambassador Eligibility:
- Must be enrolled in one unit for both fall and spring semesters;
- Must be at least 18 years of age at the start of the program;
- Available to attend all the virtual Zoom meetings in August;
- Available to meet at least 3 times with their on-campus advisor throughout the semesters;
- Must commit to serving as an ambassador for fall and spring semesters;
- It is not a requirement, but preference will be given to students who have experienced foster care.
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