NVEEE’s Peace Ambassador Program
ARE YOU A LEADER? ARE YOU A PERFORMER?
JOIN US – BECOME A PEACE AMBASSADOR!
UPCOMING TRAINING DATES
Registration is Now Open! Apply Here: http://tinyurl.com/kpxjkyr
TRAINING SESSION SCHEDULE FOR 2014
TIME: SATURDAY 11:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.
JANUARY 25 | FEBRUARY 22 | MARCH 15 | APRIL 26 | MAY 31
1st ANNUAL PEACE AMBASSADOR RETREAT JULY 16 – 20 (Hotel 2B Determined)
AUGUST 30 | SEPTEMBER 20 | OCTOBER 18 | NOVEMBER 8
DECEMBER 20 – Annual Holiday Party and Final Toy Drive
What Do Peace Ambassadors Do?
Without question, you are a role model in person and online! You visit schools in grades K-12, community centers, places of worship, colleges & universities, even businesses an corporate offices and co-present NVEEE’s signature bullying and suicide prevention program. Because we have a strong commitment of incorporating The Arts in our bullying prevention education, if you are a performer, you will also have the opportunity to share your talents by playing your instrument, singing or even dancing. However, performing is definitely not your only responsibility, it’s just a bonus.
Students who embody the core values of community, leadership, integrity and compassion, serve as advocates and role models for NVEEE and the prevention of bullying, suicide and violence in their various communities and schools.
Theory of change:
Youth are more likely to listen and respond to other youth in educational interventions, serve as role models.
What is the NVEEE Peace Ambassador Program?
NVEEE’s Peace Ambassador Program is a leadership program comprised of students who serve as advocates, upstanders, and leaders in the efforts to prevent bullying, suicide and violence in their various schools and communities. Studies have shown that youth are more likely to listen and respond to other youth in educational interventions, setting the stage for them to serve as role models. Education is an essential component of how NVEEE engages families and communities in moving towards social change.
NVEEE Peace Ambassadors are dedicated to empowering other students to help create a safer and more inclusive environment for the ENTIRE school community.
- Meet new people
- Earn community service hours
- Leadership & development training
- Sharing your talent with a new audience
- Special invitation to our yearly gala’s
- Increase confidence and communication skills
- Receive letters of recommendation
Responsibilities of an NVEEE Peace Ambassador
- Participate in fundraising activities
- Being an UPstander!
- Attend training sessions. Ok it’s kind of a party too!
- Lead workshops in schools
- Participate in creating public service announcements (sometimes with celebrities)
- Maintaining a G.P.A of 3.0 or higher, and a low absentee rate in school
- Providing feedback on NVEEE’s “Not on My Watch” Bullying Prevention Workshop
Type of Trainings Provided
NVEEE Peace Ambassadors attend leadership trainings throughout the school-year on various topics including but not limited to:
distinguishing bullying behavior vs. conflict, types of bullying, laws & legal ramifications of bullying, mean girls, frenemies, bullying in the special seeds community, anti-gay bullying, the effects of bully-cide, how to talk to parents and trusted adults about bullying and self-harm, how to address bullying when it happens, and most of all how to prevent bullying before it even starts.
Ambassadors learn to get to the root of the problem. After intensive training, these students co-facilitate NVEEE’s workshops in K-12 public and private schools, speaking to parents, teachers, students, administrators, support staff, faith based communities and more.