Leadership + Advocacy + Service = MNPS Ambassadors

More than 160 ambassador attended the two day training at Tennessee State University

Ambassador Training 2013 is in the books – a surreal statement that has yet to really sink in with us here at the Academies of Nashville. It seems like only yesterday when we began making plans for what this year's training would look like, and all of a sudden, it is complete!

Students learned a variety of leadership skills that will be extremely valuable during their year of service.

More than 160 high school juniors and seniors from throughout Metro Nashville Public High Schools came together last week for two jam packed days of leadership training at Tennessee State University's College of Agriculture, Human, and Natural Sciences. Students learned skills ranging from elevator speeches to improving school climate. We owe a special thanks to Tennessee State University, Deloitte, and the Federal Reserve for sponsoring this year's training.

We are still blown away by the talents and passion these ambassadors have for their schools. It's rather amazing in our book that these students are able to attend high school full time, be involved in extra curricular activities, work or intern during the week, and still find time to advocate for the great things going on in their schools.

That’s pretty impressive if you ask us.

Training involved everything from speech writing, thank you note writing, leadership theory, and much more.

Now, it is time to focus on the next goal – middle school ambassador training. In just three weeks, nearly 200 middle school 7th and 8th grade students will come together to begin training for the brand new ambassador program in the Middle Preps of Nashville.

We are looking forward to working with this group as they develop as a team, establish their goals, exceed expectations, and have a whole lot of fun while doing it. This group sure has an exciting task ahead of them and it will be action packed!

Ambassadors took time to focus on their school climate and propose ways to improve the learning environment in their classrooms.