A big thank you to our Student Ambassador Program sponsor Wells Fargo!
Who is the Better Business Bureau?
The BBB is a non-profit association of businesses dedicated to protecting the economic well-being of the community by promoting ethics in the marketplace. One way that we do this is by educating consumers on how to be pro-active in their marketplace research, and how to identify and protect themselves from scams and fraud.
What is the Student Ambassador Program?
The purpose of the Student Ambassador program is to bring information on scams and frauds to the entry-level consumer. With high disposable incomes, young consumers are easy targets for scam artists. The Student Ambassador program is designed to train students to deliver this information to peer groups on campus. Student Ambassadors will receive two hours of training on the educational information that they will be asked to share. They will then have the opportunity to develop and deliver their presentation to a small peer group. Each Ambassador will be required to make the presentation to a minimum of two peer groups.
Why should you participate?
The program is strictly voluntary, and the student will receive a certificate upon completion of the program, designating them an official Student Ambassador of the Better Business Bureau and recognizing their contribution of volunteer time toward marketplace ethics. Plus, your students will appreciate this as a resume builder. There will be 3 scholarship incentives for the most number of students presented to. A recognition event will be held to award certificates and scholarships. Not only will this be a great experience for your selected students, your high school community will benefit from the value of this important and relevant education.
February 23, 2013 10am-12pm: Trainer-the-Trainer at the Town & Country Mission Valley
February 26, 2013 4pm-6pm: Makeup Train-the-Trainer at the BBB Offices
May 18, 2013: Last day to hold presentations
Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2012 Student Ambassador Program:
Taking third place Robert Jertberg, Garrett Barclay, Cameron Roberts and Noel Benitez from St. Augustine High School split a $1,000 scholarship, after speaking to 231 students in 8 speeches.
In second place, dividing a $1,500 scholarship was Kayla Barreto and Bianca Jamara of El Camino High School who spoke to 273 students over 8 speeches.
Rosanna Thai and Susan Bennington of Oceanside High School took home the grand prize scholarship of $2,500 after speaking to a record breaking 1000 students in 32 speeches.
The BBB would like to congratulate all of this year’s Student Ambassador Participants for their hard work and commitment to the program. For more information about the 2013 Student Ambassador Program and other scholarship opportunities, visit bbb.org or email Brenna Simon, BBB Student Ambassador Coordinator.