Parent engagement is a key component to ensuring college readiness for our students. To help determine specific needs and desires of our community. GEAR UP Birmingham (GUB) developed a student and parent ambassador program. These ambassadors not only help facilitate and strengthen the relationship between the GUB staff and families, but also aid in volunteering at events and activities throughout the year. Below are the parent ambassador responsibilities:
- To enhance communication between parents and families and GEAR UP Birmingham
- To provide a positive GEAR UP experiences for parents and families of GEAR UP Birmingham students.
- To assist in disseminating information to parents and families at various GEAR UP events, as well as Birmingham City School’s events.
- To encourage involvement and participation from parents and families that reflect GEAR UP Birmingham’s diverse student population.
If you are interested in joining or learning more about the ambassador program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
2021 Graduate of G. W. Carver High School
School: Carver High School
My responsibilities as an ambassador: My responsibilities as a GEAR UP ambassador to spread the word on the great opportunities GEAR UP offers to many students within the BCS school system and most importantly be a leader to my peers and those around me.
Why I decided to become a student ambassador: I decided to become a student ambassador because GEAR UP personally has exposed me to lots of people, opportunities, and programs. I would just like to get the word out there so that others can take advantage of the opportunities.
A short fun fact about myself: I like to talk…. a lot and joke around.
2021 Graduate of Ramsay High School
School: Ramsay High School
My responsibilities as an ambassador: I believe that my responsibilities as a student ambassador is to lead when no one is looking, to enrich people with the knowledge GEAR UP, and share my experience of GEAR UP.
Why I decided to become a student ambassador: The reason why I chose to become a student ambassador is to help me widen my horizon on how to be a better leader and to improve my outlook on the world.
A short fun fact about myself: I am very inquisitive and I enjoy history.
2021 Graduate of Jackson-Olin High School
School: Jackson-Olin High School
My responsibilities as an ambassador: I represent GEAR UP in school. I participate with fellow peers to implement more ideas so that we can broaden our future.
Why I decided to become a student ambassador: I want to tell my friends about the program. I took advantage of the camps, ACT prep and math tutoring.
A short fun fact about myself: I’m very silly. I love to make jokes.
2021 Graduate of Wenonah High School
School: Wenonah High School
My responsibilities as an ambassador: My responsibility is to lead by example, be responsible, be a great representative for GEAR UP Birmingham and to speak of opportunities for students within GEAR UP.
Why I decided to become a student ambassador: To be a voice, a leader, and for the experience.
A short fun fact about myself: I am a Pisces and I love basketball!
2021 Graduate of Woodlawn High School
School: Woodlawn High School
My responsibilities as an ambassador: My responsibility as a student ambassador is to be more social with my peers and encourage other students to take advantage of everything that GEAR UP offers.
Why I decided to become a student ambassador:I want to be a leader in my school and community and experience all the opportunities that GEAR UP offers.
A short fun fact about myself: I like all the Marvel movies with Spiderman as being my favorite.
2020 Graduate of Ramsay High School
2020 Graduate of Parker High School