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Springtide Ambassadors Program 

Springtide Ambassadors Program (SAP) participants directly shape the research efforts and nationwide community engagement of Springtide Research Institute. Through group collaboration and personal reflection, members have a 15-month commitment with a steady, online cohort.

Youth and young adult SAP members will have the opportunity to create and curate original content for The Voices of Young People blog and podcast as well as @WeAreSpringtide social media and actively contribute to national research projects and publications with their insights, perspectives, and experiences. 

SAVE THE DATE:

Learn More about the Springtide Ambassadors Program with Q&A Time in a Live Zoom Call on Monday, November 23 at 7pm EST / 6pm CST / 5pm MST / 4pm PST 

Access this Zoom call at: bit.ly/SRI-SAP

Hear more about what SAP entails and the benefits of participation in this overview from our Community Engagement Specialist Marte & Intern Norhan

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  • Firsthand experience with a national nonprofit organization committed to listening to and amplifying the experiences and perspectives of young people. 
  • Participation in a diverse, highly collaborative group with youth and young adults representing different backgrounds, identities, and regions of the United States. 
  • Learning within a group of people who share a commitment to building interfaith appreciation and mutual understanding and growing a practice of empathy by understanding your own story and community in light of the stories and experiences of fellow SAP members and their respective communities. 
  • The opportunity to have your voice heard—with the possibility of contributing to projects including social media, podcasts, blogs, research publications, and more. 
  • Developing your communication and leadership skills, including individual and group coaching aimed at developing and honing your voice through various platforms: writing, public speaking, media, design, and more. 
  • The opportunity for bylines, publication, production, or authorship credit across a variety of Springtide resources.  
  • The opportunity to highlight your participation on resumes and higher education/scholarship applications, including our SAP Coordinator writing a recommendation letter or serving as a reference for any job searches. 
  • Anyone currently living in the USA or US-territories who will be between the ages of 13 and 23 on January 1, 2021 is welcome and encouraged to submit an online SAP application. 
  • While being a member of our Springtide Ambassador Program is not a significant time commitment, we do require participants to attend monthly meetings and remain engaged with the work we’re doing throughout the 15-month commitment. 
  • The 2021 cohort will meet from January 2021 – March 2022 (15 months total) on the second Thursday of the month for 90 minutes total from 8:00pm – 9:30pm EST / 7:00pm – 8:30pm CST / 6:00pm – 7:30pm MST / 5:00pm – 6:30pm PST. 
  • Participants are required to attend a minimum of 12 of the 15 monthly sessions (3 absences with prior notification sent to SAP Coordinator) and regularly utilize the monthly journaling prompts to organize their ideas and questions. 
  • There will be a different opportunity each month to opt into a project (sometimes individual and sometimes group-based with fellow SAP members) including co-writing an introduction to a book or research publication, social media takeovers and posts, writing blog posts, podcast recordings, product reviews, online speaking engagements, media interviews, and more. Participants are expected to participate in a minimum of 4 different SAP projects over the course of their 15-month commitment.
  • While this is an unpaid volunteer role, SAP participants may complete the program for individual community service/volunteer hours and Springtide can provide confirmation of those hours if needed. 
  • Springtide is also happy to offer guidance on how SAP participants can list this experience on resumes or higher education applications in addition to serving as a reference for job applications or in writing recommendation letters for scholarships, continuing education opportunities, etc. 
    • Tuesday, December 1: Deadline to Submit Online Applications by 11:59pm PST. 
    • Wednesday, December 2 – Friday, December 4: All applications are reviewed.
    • Monday, December 7: Applicants are contacted via email regarding their acceptance status. 
    • Monday, December 14: All signed SAP participation agreements and individual photos from accepted applicants must be received by 11:59pm PST. 
    • Tuesday, December 15: 2021 SAP cohort is finalized and announced on the Springtide website. 
     
    SAP applicants are primarily evaluated by their short-answer responses, and if needed, through a follow-up phone interview.
     
    If selected to participate, the next step of the process will be to submit a personal photo of just you to be used on our website and Springtide social media (a personal headshot or one taken on your phone withoutdoor lighting is ideal, with someone else taking the photo of you, rather than a selfie or cropped image).You can prepare that now if you don’t already have such an image of yourself.

Hear more about what SAP entails and the benefits of participation in this overview from our Community Engagement Specialist Marte & Intern Norhan

Play Video
  • Firsthand experience with a national nonprofit organization committed to listening to and amplifying the experiences and perspectives of young people. 
  • Participation in a diverse, highly collaborative group with youth and young adults representing different backgrounds, identities, and regions of the United States. 
  • Learning within a group of people who share a commitment to building interfaith appreciation and mutual understanding and growing a practice of empathy by understanding your own story and community in light of the stories and experiences of fellow SAP members and their respective communities. 
  • The opportunity to have your voice heard—with the possibility of contributing to projects including social media, podcasts, blogs, research publications, and more. 
  • Developing your communication and leadership skills, including individual and group coaching aimed at developing and honing your voice through various platforms: writing, public speaking, media, design, and more. 
  • The opportunity for bylines, publication, production, or authorship credit across a variety of Springtide resources.  
  • The opportunity to highlight your participation on resumes and higher education/scholarship applications, including our SAP Coordinator writing a recommendation letter or serving as a reference for any job searches. 
  • Anyone currently living in the USA or US-territories who will be between the ages of 13 and 23 on January 1, 2021 is welcome and encouraged to submit an online SAP application. 
  • While being a member of our Springtide Ambassador Program is not a significant time commitment, we do require participants to attend monthly meetings and remain engaged with the work we’re doing throughout the 15-month commitment. 
  • The 2021 cohort will meet from January 2021 – March 2022 (15 months total) on the second Thursday of the month for 90 minutes total from 8:00pm – 9:30pm EST / 7:00pm – 8:30pm CST / 6:00pm – 7:30pm MST / 5:00pm – 6:30pm PST. 
  • Participants are required to attend a minimum of 12 of the 15 monthly sessions (3 absences with prior notification sent to SAP Coordinator) and regularly utilize the monthly journaling prompts to organize their ideas and questions. 
  • There will be a different opportunity each month to opt into a project (sometimes individual and sometimes group-based with fellow SAP members) including co-writing an introduction to a book or research publication, social media takeovers and posts, writing blog posts, podcast recordings, product reviews, online speaking engagements, media interviews, and more. Participants are expected to participate in a minimum of 4 different SAP projects over the course of their 15-month commitment.
  • While this is an unpaid volunteer role, SAP participants may complete the program for individual community service/volunteer hours and Springtide can provide confirmation of those hours if needed. 
  • Springtide is also happy to offer guidance on how SAP participants can list this experience on resumes or higher education applications in addition to serving as a reference for job applications or in writing recommendation letters for scholarships, continuing education opportunities, etc. 
  • Tuesday, December 1: Deadline to Submit Online Applications by 11:59pm PST. 
  • Wednesday, December 2 – Friday, December 4: All applications are reviewed.
  • Monday, December 7: Applicants are contacted via email regarding their acceptance status. 
  • Monday, December 14: All signed SAP participation agreements and individual photos from accepted applicants must be received by 11:59pm PST. 
  • Tuesday, December 15: 2021 SAP cohort is finalized and announced on the Springtide website. 
SAP applicants are primarily evaluated by their short-answer responses, and if needed, through a follow-up phone interview.
 
If selected to participate, the next step of the process will be to submit a personal photo of just you to be used on our website and Springtide social media (a personal headshot or one taken on your phone withoutdoor lighting is ideal, with someone else taking the photo of you, rather than a selfie or cropped image).You can prepare that now if you don’t already have such an image of yourself.

Apply to be a Springtide Ambassador today

Please Note: If an applicant is between ages 13 – 17, the parent/guardian listed on their online application will be contacted via email to fill out and electronically submit a Springtide Ambassador Program Parent/Guardian Consent Form should the applicant be accepted as a participant in the 2021 SAP cohort.

Springtide Ambassadors Program Online Application:
First Name
required
Last Name
required
Preferred Name
Birthdate
required
Current Age
required
Gender
required
Personal Pronouns
required
In a few words, how would you describe your life philosophy, religion, faith, spirituality, worldview, or tradition (i.e. Buddhist, atheist, Jewish, Muslim, non-religious, etc.)?
required
Phone Number
required
Does this phone number receive text messages?
required
Email
required
Street Address
required
Unit/Apt.
City
required
State
required
Zip Code
required
Ages 13-17: Please provide your Parent/Guardian's Name, Email Address, and Phone Number
Short-Answer Questions: please offer 3-5 sentences for each response
Why do you want to be an Ambassador with Springtide Research Institute? What do you hope to learn, gain, or improve from your involvement in this program?
required
Given that there will be a diverse cohort of Ambassadors with different ethnicities, opinions, beliefs, backgrounds, etc., how do you see yourself navigating through your own identities, opinions, and beliefs while respecting those of the other participants?
required
What else would you like Springtide to know about you, your interests or passions, and/or why this program appeals to you, beyond what may have been addressed in the previous prompts?
required

The information submitted by you will be used solely for the purpose of selecting Springtide Ambassadors and will not be shared with any other party. If you are not selected, all information submitted by you will be deleted from our records. If you are selected, your information will be retained and used as outlined in the Springtide Ambassador Terms for Appointment which will be provided to you with notice of your selection.

If you decide after submitting your application that you do not wish to be considered for selection as a Springtide Ambassador, you may withdraw your application by sending a notice of withdrawal to us at marte@springtideresearch.org. Upon receipt of your notice to withdraw your application, all information submitted by you will be deleted from our records.

Apply to be a Springtide Ambassador today

Please Note: If an applicant is between ages 13 – 17, the parent/guardian listed on their online application will be contacted via email to fill out and electronically submit a Springtide Ambassador Program Parent/Guardian Consent Form should the applicant be accepted as a participant in the 2021 SAP cohort.

Springtide Ambassadors Program Online Application:
First Name
required
Last Name
required
Preferred Name
Birthdate
required
Current Age
required
Gender
required
Personal Pronouns
required
In a few words, how would you describe your life philosophy, religion, faith, spirituality, worldview, or tradition (i.e. Buddhist, atheist, Jewish, Muslim, non-religious, etc.)?
required
Phone Number
required
Does this phone number receive text messages?
required
Email
required
Street Address
required
Unit/Apt.
City
required
State
required
Zip Code
required
Ages 13-17: Please provide your Parent/Guardian's Name, Email Address, and Phone Number
Short-Answer Questions: please offer 3-5 sentences for each response
Why do you want to be an Ambassador with Springtide Research Institute? What do you hope to learn, gain, or improve from your involvement in this program?
required
Given that there will be a diverse cohort of Ambassadors with different ethnicities, opinions, beliefs, backgrounds, etc., how do you see yourself navigating through your own identities, opinions, and beliefs while respecting those of the other participants?
required
What else would you like Springtide to know about you, your interests or passions, and/or why this program appeals to you, beyond what may have been addressed in the previous prompts?
required

The information submitted by you will be used solely for the purpose of selecting Springtide Ambassadors and will not be shared with any other party. If you are not selected, all information submitted by you will be deleted from our records. If you are selected, your information will be retained and used as outlined in the Springtide Ambassador Terms for Appointment which will be provided to you with notice of your selection.

If you decide after submitting your application that you do not wish to be considered for selection as a Springtide Ambassador, you may withdraw your application by sending a notice of withdrawal to us at marte@springtideresearch.org. Upon receipt of your notice to withdraw your application, all information submitted by you will be deleted from our records.

Questions?

For any questions regarding the Springtide Ambassadors Program application process, 15-month commitment, or participant expectations, please email our Community Engagement Specialist and SAP Coordinator Marte at: marte@springtideresearch.org