High School
High School
Ambassadors Program
High School
Ambassadors Program
Ambassadors Program

Make a change in this upcoming and future elections. Apply for Project 555's High School Ambassadors Program.

Make a change in this upcoming and future elections. Apply for Project 555's High School Ambassadors Program.

Make a change in this upcoming and future elections. Apply for Project 555's High School Ambassadors Program.

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Program Description

Description: Project 555’s High School Ambassador Program is a nonpartisan, pilot project that instills high school students with the importance of voting through competition, mentorship, training, and programming. Ambassadors will build professional and networking skills as they compete in the New Jersey Ballot Bowl, amplify our message on social media, develop research skills, and engage with partnering organizations. Our pilot program will operate in 20 High Schools. 10 schools will take part in the High School Ballot Bowl pilot program (a competition between high schools to see to register the most student voters). 10 schools will take part in a less intensive level of the program.

Program Goal: Our High School Ambassadors Program brings together high school and college students across the state of New Jersey to promote voter education and registration and promote youth to make a difference through their vote.

Time Commitment: September- December 2020

Number of Students: 2 students per participating high school

Ballot Bowl


The Ballot Bowl is a statewide non-partisan voter registration competition led by and for students. We are thrilled to collaborate with the NJ Department of State to launch this competition at the high school level!

Students at high schools across the state will compete against one another to register the most students to vote. Our pilot competition will operate in 10 high schools. School participation will be on a first come, first serve basis (in lieu of this being our first year launching the competition). High Schools involved in the Ballow Bowl will be required to have an advisor oversee the ambassadors in their respective school.

Our competition will begin on September 15. If you wish to have your high school participate please contact our Youth Civic Engagement Coordinator, Austin Ginsberg at ag@project555.org.

We’re really excited to launch the High School Ballot Bowl 2020 and are looking forward to working with each of the teams. But most importantly, we’re thrilled that so many understand the importance of voting and are actively promoting the franchise through this competition. Good Luck to all of the schools and teams participating!

Ambassadors will have the opportunity to:


• Learn brand management and analysis skills that will give you a leg up in the fields of marketing, research and more!

•Build your resume, sharpen your social media skills, and gain professional experience that will benefit your future.

•Network and collaborate with other ambitious high school students in the program!
Receive exclusive opportunities to Rutgers-Camden events and work with our partnering organizations.

•Connect with college students who can share insight, answer questions, and help with the college application process!

Commitment


Ambassadors will assist in promoting voting efforts on social media, research and gather voting resources, and engage in peer-to-peer conferencing. All students will be required to attend several voter education and other types of Rutgers club events offered over the course of the program. This program will operate in three tiers (outlined below) of involvement (pending student interest and high school administrators).


Tier 1: These high schools will join the High School Ballot Bowl pilot program. HS ambassadors from this school will receive support from a chosen advisor (high school teacher) and Project 555 to engage their peers in voter awareness and compete to determine which school can register the greatest number of students. Students participating in this tier will be required to attend 1 voter-related event and are welcomed to attend 1 non-voter related event as it relates to their interest.

Tier 2: HS ambassadors in this tier will assist in social media engagement, research, and/or programming. These students will be required to attend 1 voter-related event and 1 non-voter related event as it relates to their interest.

Tier 3: HS ambassadors in this tier will assist in social media engagement, research, and/or programming with a smaller time

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