Mayor's Fitness Council
2018-2019 Student Ambassador Class Program Application
The Mayor’s Fitness Council is looking for role models, leaders, idea creators, and change makers to empower their schools, friends, and families to lead healthier lives!
The mission of the Mayor's Fitness Council Student Ambassador Leadership Program is to involve San Antonio youth in Mayor Nirenberg's initiative to improve the health of San Antonio. As an ambassador you will represent the Mayor's Fitness Council at your school campus!
Applicants who serve as Student Ambassadors must be in middle or high school. When applying students must currently be enrolled in a Bexar County middle or high school and must not currently be a senior in high school. Student Ambassadors must be able to maintain passing academic scores in all subject areas in order to serve this two-year term.
As a Student Ambassador, you’ll get to:
Attend a Student Ambassador Orientation Training;
Attend a series of monthly hands on trainings that promote the benefits of physical activity, healthy eating, mental wellness; peer education; service learning; advocacy and civic engagement; and participation in school wellness councils;
Complete a roadmap of your school, after school, home, and neighborhood related to physical activity and nutrition;
Map out your plan for implementing a service project to improve nutrition and physical activity at your school campus or in your community;
Present before a panel of community leaders about your idea and then work to implement your service project;
Provide written progress reports on your project;
Produce videos, photos, blogs, etc. to document your success to educate others;
Participate and attend the Spring Siclovia and;
Be Recognized at the End of the Year Recognition Ceremony and showcase your service project and;
As an official Mayor's Fitness Council Student Ambassador you and your family will enjoy a complimentary YMCA family membership to enjoy at your nearest YMCA of Greater San Antonio location compliments of the YMCA!
Application must be submitted by Saturday, November 10, 2018. The Mayor's Fitness Council Healthy Schools Committee will select approximately 50 students for the 2018-2019 Student Ambassador Class. Applicant selection is based on 1) quality of completed application, 2) student essay, and 3) representation from various Bexar County ISD's, Private and Charter Schools.