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.
Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2012 Student Ambassador Program:
Stephen Carpenter of Kearny Digital Media Design (DMD) took third place, speaking to 67 students, receiving a $1,000 scholarship.
In second place, Gilbert Ortiz and Esteban Alvarado of Ramona High School spoke to 238 students, dividing a $1,500 scholarship.
The first place winners, Isabella Speedon and Laura Leon of Oceanside High School, spoke to an incredible 743 students and split a well-deserved scholarship of $2,500.
Each participating student, winners and otherwise, received a certification of completion for their involvement in the 2013 program.
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 2014 Student Ambassador Program and other scholarship opportunities, visit bbb.org or email Brenna Simon, BBB Student Ambassador Coordinator.