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Top 5 Reasons to be a Peer Ambassador

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Hi! My name is Jessica, and I get the privilege to work with Springboard Peer Ambassadors throughout the school year. Throughout the school year, Peer Ambassadors increase awareness about Jewish teen activities, facilitate Jewish connections for your peers, and even create their own programs. They can earn a total of $300 over the course of the Ambassadorship. It’s amazing to see what the Peer Ambassadors are able to accomplish in an entire year. Check out the top 5 reasons why you should apply to be a Peer Ambassador for the 2023-2024 school year!

  1. Connect with Jewish teens in your community! 

Last year, 15 Peer Ambassadors were able to connect with over 200 Jewish teens! From hosting events to attending community events to having meaningful conversations, teens across Chicagoland. Meet other Peer Ambassadors and develop incredible friendships. 

 Connect with Jewish teens in your community

  1.  Get Creative! 

As a Peer Ambassador, you get the opportunity to host your own event shabbat or holiday celebration so you can connect to Jewish community your way.   

 Get creative

  1. Become an Expert in Jewish Teen Community Programs! 

From youth groups to leadership programs to travel opportunities, you’ll be able to discover so many ways for you and your friends to get involved. 

 Become an expert

  1. Grow as a Leader! 

No matter what your vision is for the future, Peer Ambassadors is a great way to strengthen your leadership skills. At monthly workshops, you and other Peer Ambassadors will learn a lot that can be brought back to a community you are connected to. 

 Grow as a leader

  1. Have Fun! 

When you are trying new things with friends, you can’t help but have a good time.

Have fun

Check out our website to learn more about the Peer Ambassador program and apply TODAY! Questions about Springboard Peer Ambassadors? Contact