The student-empowered SSA Program engages and mobilizes bystanders to help stop bullying, violence, and other mistreatment. The program uses an “inside-out” approach to promote a safe school climate in over 1,500 schools in the United States and Canada. 20 to 40 recruited students (socially influential leaders of the school’s diverse cliques) participate in a two-day interactive training to be Ambassadors. Several school adults serve as program mentors. Since October 2012, five (5) public and four (4) Catholic secondary schools have been trained.Website link: Safe School Ambassadors Program
October 21, 2014, Bishop Baumgartner Memorial Catholic School Ambassadors in action at two-day SSA training at Pacific Star Resort
October 23, 2014, San Vicente Catholic School’s new “Agents of Change” pose during a legislative certificate presentation at Pacific Star Resort on SSA Day Two of training.