The Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum National Student Ambassadors Program
The Mutt-i-grees Curriculum National Student Ambassadors Program was established in 2014 to identify and recognize exceptional students who advocate for and help raise awareness of Mutt-i-grees. Selected from a group of students in some of the most effective Mutt-i-grees schools and clubs in the country, Mutt-i-grees National Student Ambassadors spend the academic year working on various animal welfare, humane education, and service learning projects of their choosing, with a goal to inspire other students and community members. Elected Ambassadors receive a $500 honorarium, which is sent to their school to be used for activities, materials, and other expenses incurred in connection with their humane advocacy efforts. The appointment is for a one-year period, but students may apply for additional years.
To apply, students must submit a one-page statement describing previous community service projects as well as their goals for the upcoming year, along with a nomination statement from their sponsor. A sponsor may be a teacher, counselor, administrator, or librarian. Once accepted, ambassadors are required to submit two student statements (in February and April) describing their efforts to-date, along with photos, which may be used for media and press releases.
Applications for the 2017-18 academic year will be accepted in Spring 2017. For more information, please contact us at [email protected].
They range in age from 7 to 17. They hail from California, Connecticut, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York, and Oklahoma. The group includes 11 young women and 3 young men. And when you do the math, they’ve already racked up a collective 30 years of volunteer service, mostly in animal welfare.
They’re clearly getting a head start on changing the world, and we happily welcome them to the ranks of our elite and accomplished Student Ambassadors. You’ll learn more about them and their MUTTS* Clubs in the coming months, but here are a few words of introduction. We’ve listed them in alphabetical order.