Q: What is the typical time commitment?
A: Expect to spend an average of 5 hours per month on Peer Ambassadors work. This includes1.5-hour monthly group meetings. Each month you will have assignments such as planning or attending an event, having one-on-one conversations with other teens in the community, or meeting with a Springboard staff member. Your assignments can be tailored to your interests and schedule.
Q: What skills will I gain as a Peer Ambassador?
A: These seminars focus on relational engagement, leadership training, and event creation and facilitation. You will also work with a mentor who will identify ways to support you in this role.
Q: Where and when do we meet?
A: In the application you will indicate the days you could be available to meet. Meeting dates will be finalized later in the summer based on the availability of the accepted ambassadors. Half of the meetings will be in-person. We may decide to meet at different locations throughout the Chicagoland area to make this program as accessible as possible to teens living throughout the area. The other half of the meetings will be online.
Q: What if I miss a seminar?
A: If you must miss an occasional meeting that is okay, as long as, you let the Springboard staff member know in advance and schedule a time to make up the meeting