Prevention Services Advisory Board Prevention Ambassador Program
Academic Year 2020-2021
The mission of the Prevention Ambassador Program is to provide an opportunity for Wichita State University students to develop leadership, community outreach, and human services skills, while also serving as change agents in promoting health, wellness, and mental health awareness in the WSU community. Ambassadors will be eligible for a zero-credit internship.
Prevention Ambassadors receive training and mentorship in providing prevention and outreach services aimed at decreasing myths about seeking help, empowering and motivating other students to make healthy life changes, and providing information on campus, community, and national services to raise awareness and decrease mental health stigma on campus.
The Prevention Ambassadors will be assisting the Prevention Services Advisory Board in our #WSUWeSupportU mission of Preventing Suicide, Preventing Sexual Violence, Preventing Substance Abuse, and Promoting Wellness in the WSU community.
The PSAB Prevention Ambassador Program is facilitated mainly by Cora Olson, Ryley Ewy, and Dr. Marci Young. During the course of this program ambassadors would have the opportunity to interact with various departments and staff from the 17 WSU departments on the PSAB.
Through this program, the Prevention Services Advisory Board aims to engage student leaders in providing prevention and outreach programming to their peers and to the WSU community as a whole.
Application Criteria, Procedures and Information:
- The program consists of weekly seminars during the Spring and Fall 2022 semesters, all on Fridays from 11:30am to 1:00pm. Making a commitment to prompt and complete attendance to all seminars is required.
- Prevention Ambassadors will be required to make a 3 semester commitment (Spring, Fall, Spring) to the program.
- Prevention Ambassadors will be selected based on their energy, drive to succeed, commitment to being a change agent in the WSU community, motivation to reach their personal/academic/professional goals, and overall leadership potential.
- Students who are current or previous clients of the program coordinator or facilitator (Dr. Marci Young and Ryley Ewy) are not eligible to apply, due to conflict of interest and dual role concerns. (Standard 3.05: Multiple Relationships, APA ethics code).
- Applicants must be in good academic and judicial standing, with a GPA of 2.5 or above.
- Applicants must be willing to commit to an average of 3 hours a week to the Prevention Ambassador program (this includes all meetings and trainings).
- We would like to engage students with a variety of strengths. Please see the Areas of Interest section on our application.
- Please complete and submit the below application form by 11/1/2021.
- Applicants will be contacted by email or phone for an individual virtual interview on a rolling basis. Applicants will be notified of their selection by 12/11/21. Training will begin on 02/05/2022.
- If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Cora Olson, Marci Young or Ryley Ewy at firstname.lastname@example.org.