Apply to be a 2020/21 Student Ambassador

///Apply to be a 2020/21 Student Ambassador
Student Ambassadors
Submitted by: 
The Mutt-i-grees Team

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for the 2020/21 The Mutt-i-grees® National Student Ambassador Program. A service learning, leadership opportunity.

Application Deadline: January 8, 2021

The Mutt-i-grees National Ambassador Program combines Humane Education with Service-Learning. Students are able to examine the systematic injustices of both humans and animals and collaborate with peers to embrace actions that can change the systems surrounding the abuse or need. Service-learning activities can help to create change through personal actions and educating others. Yes, we are in a pandemic; but no, we can’t stop when so many are suffering at this time. Especially, the voiceless – the most vulnerable. There’s no better time to reach out, join in, and reimagine who you can be and what you can do. 

Our program engages and recognizes students who want to advocate for shelter animals. It demonstrates to students that at any age you can make positive change happen. An educator must sponsor a student to participate. Throughout the academic year, Ambassadors work on various animal welfare and humane education projects of their choosing, with a goal to inspire other students and community members. Each Ambassador’s school receives a $500 honorarium for expenses incurred for their advocacy efforts. The appointment is for one academic year (students may re-apply in subsequent years). 

Once accepted, the requirements for Student Ambassadors are as follows:

  • Submit a Mid-Year Report – Due February 1, 2021 describing their efforts to date. 
  • Submit a Year-End Report – Due May 15, 2021 describing the impact of their initiatives.
  • Please include photos*, which may be used for social media, TV and press releases.
  • Reports and photos should be sent to [email protected] with the subject line: Student Ambassador.
  • Follow Mutt-i-grees social channels, share content, and post with appropriate tagging. All posts for Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and Twitter must be sent to [email protected] upon execution and as part of their reporting.
  • Participate in one or more of  North Shore Animal League America’s virtual programs such as Walk & Wag or connect with your local shelter. Contact [email protected] for information and support. 

In order to be selected, the student must be sponsored by an educator who is affiliated with the Mutt-i-grees program at his/her school, library, or other program site.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

*All photos should be high resolution (image size recommended: 6” x 9” at 300 DPI). Subjects need to have a signed photo release.

Ambassador Highlights

See how ambassadors in Kentucky and Oklahoma didn’t let a pandemic get in their way. They never stopped, but overcame!

Abby M., Age 15
Paul G Blazer High School
Ashland, KY

Hands Helping Paws, Inc.
Norman, OK

Ran a low cost vaccination and microchip clinic and served 106 pets. Our three ambassadors helped with the event and engraved tags for pet parents.

Grace B., Age 14, Kaylee T., Age 14, and Hailey W., ,Age 15

Apply to Be a Student Ambassador

Apply to be a Student Ambassador (2020)

Student Information

First and last name
For 2020/21 school year

School Information

Mailing Address

Sponsor Information

Student Statement

Please describe how you would like to help save animals and why adopting from your local shelter is important. Describe your vision, your mission and goals. Explain your plans and the outcome you expect. Involve your classmates to support your rescue efforts and/or events that will raise funds and awareness for your local shelter. Mentor younger students for involvement to help make posters and compelling videos for social media. Educate your community, the nation, the world on the importance of having rescue animals in our lives. Be the voice for those who cannot speak.
Maximum upload size: 5MB

Sponsor Nomination Letter

A sponsor may be a teacher, counselor, administrator, or librarian.
Maximum upload size: 5MB

Student Photos

Upload 3 photos (6” x 9” at 300 DPI – recommended) of student, which may be used for media and press releases.
Maximum upload size: 8MB

Add W-9 for the organization receiving the $500 stipend for the Mutt-i-grees National Student Ambassador

Maximum upload size: 5MB
Please select a valid form