• Since the 2004-2005 school year, LAE has offered the Ambassador Program, an inclusive youth leadership experience for 5th grade students. The Ambassadors provide valuable service to the school community by serving as role models, participating in activities and events, volunteering for on-campus "jobs," and sponsoring school-wide community service projects. The Ambassador Program is proudly sponsored by Friends of LAE (FLAE).

    Mission 
    The Ambassador Program empowers students by providing them with leadership skills, opportunities and experiences. Students make a commitment to lead by example, demonstrate respect and responsibility, and engage in community service. 

    Objectives
    Students will:  

    • Develop an understanding of the importance of effective human relations, valuing diversity, and practicing inclusion.

    • Attend and participate in sessions to build their skills, knowledge, and resources in the areas of Leadership, Communication, Team Building, and Community Service.

    • Apply their training to real world experiences that have a direct affect on both our school community and the community at large. 


    Benefits
    The Ambassador Program brings value to the entire school community by:

    • Providing positive role models

    • Promoting positive and healthy relationships

    • Creating a safe school culture and climate 

     

    Program Components
    Students generally meet after school once or twice a month from 2:20 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. Core components of the program include: Advocacy, Bullying Prevention, Character Development, Communication, Conflict Management, Confidence Building, Community Service, Human Relations, Leadership Development and Public Speaking. In addition to the sessions, the students learn from guest speakers, attend field trips and support school activities and events. 

    Community Service
    A key component of the program is to teach the students the importance and value of serving others.  Students are encouraged to put their leadership knowledge and skills into action through various community service “jobs” and projects. The jobs are created based on the needs of the school and students are required to fulfill their job duties for the school year. School staff or parent volunteers serve as supervisors and students must attend a job orientation to review their roles and responsibilities prior to starting their job. Students are required to sign in and attendance and job performance are monitored. 

    2017-2018 Meeting Schedule

    Meetings a conducted on Thursdays from 2:20 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. unless indicated otherwise. 

     
    Mandatory Parent and Student Orientation: Wednesday, September 13
    Session 1: September 14
    Session 2: September 28 from 2:20 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.- Leadership Retreat
    Session 3: October 12 from 2:20 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - Job Selection
    Session 4: October 19
    Session 5: November 16
    Session 6: December 7
    Session 7: December 14 from 2:20 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. - Field Trip
    Session 8: January 18
    Session 9: February 15
    Session 10: March 8
    Session 11: April 26
    Session 12: May 3
    Session 13: May 17 from 2:20 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - Ambassador Celebration
    Session 14: June 7 
     
    For more information about the Ambassador Program, contact Lysa Gamboa-Levy at laeambassadors@gmail.com.