Introducing the FIRST Chesapeake Alumni Ambassador Program
--an exclusive opportunity for FIRST Alumni!
 
FIRST Chesapeake represents the FIRST community in DC, Maryland, and Virginia (FTC in VA, FRC in DC, MD and VA) and highly values the contributions of FIRST alumni as volunteers, mentors, and community advocates. In 2020, FIRST Chesapeake is launching a new program that will give FIRST alumni opportunities to:
  • 1) connect with other FIRST alumni across the region;
  • 2) gain unique professional networking opportunities with FIRST supporters; and
  • 3) give back to the FIRST community.
 
Who are Alumni Ambassadors?
FIRST Chesapeake Alumni Ambassadors will be:
  • a new generation of technical and trained competition volunteers (graduated from high school within the past ten years);
  • models of Coopertition® and Gracious Professionalism®;
  • mentors and volunteers who support FIRST Chesapeake teams, especially new teams and teams in high-need areas;
  • advocates who can explain FIRST and speak to its impact at community events.
 
Applications are now being accepted for the inaugural FIRST Chesapeake Alumni Ambassadors cohort. The application deadline is December 20. Eligibility and program details are included below and on the Alumni Ambassador Program application.
 
Thanks to the generosity of Booz Allen Hamilton, we have this opportunity to highlight the contributions of FIRST alumni, while ensuring we have a cohort of experienced, committed alumni volunteers to support the next generation of FIRST teams. The first cohort of Alumni Ambassadors, selected in December 2019, will be given the necessary training to assume more complex volunteer roles at District events, be publicly acknowledged for their role as FIRST alumni representatives, and will be eligible for grants of $1,000 to the FIRST team or program of their choice.
 
Eligibility:
Completed application submitted by December 20, 2019.
Ambassadors must be an FTC or FRC alumnus who has graduated from high school in the past ten years.
Ambassadors can be FIRST Alumni who participated in a FIRST team anywhere, but, to be eligible to serve as a FIRST Chesapeake Alumni Ambassador, participants must reside in DC, Maryland, or Virginia.
 
Alumni Ambassador application deadline:
December 20, 2019, 11:59PM
 
Notification:
Selected Ambassadors will be notified by January 3, 2020.
 
Other considerations:
Upon completion of the Ambassador Program, $1,000 grants will be awarded to the FIRST team or program of choice for each Ambassador.