Mayor's Fitness Council
2020-2021 Student Ambassador Leadership Class Application
The Mayor’s Fitness Council is looking for role models, postive influencers, leaders, idea creators, and change makers to empower their schools, peers, communities and families to lead healthier lives!
The mission of the Mayor's Fitness Council Student Ambassador Program is to involve San Antonio youth in Mayor Nirenberg's initiative to improve the health of San Antonio. As a student ambassador you will represent the Mayor's Fitness Council at your school campus and within your school district!
Applicants who serve as student ambassadors must currently be enrolled in a Bexar County middle or high school and be committed to serving a one and a half year term that runs from January 2020 - May 2021. Please Note: Due to the one and a half year term commitment, students currently enrolled as a senior in high school may not apply as they will be unable to fulfill their full term commitment.
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;
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 Friday, November 1, 2019. The Mayor's Fitness Council Healthy Schools Committee will select approximately 50 student ambassadors to participate in the 2020-2021 Student Ambassador Leadership 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.