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Junior Ambassador Program

The Junior Ambassador program is a free environmental education and leadership program for high school students offered by Miami Waterkeeper. This program teaches students about environmental issues in South Florida, the basics of civic engagement and environmental advocacy, and also provides great service learning experiences. Students have the opportunity to develop and strengthen their leadership, communication, advocacy, and management skills in a near-peer mentoring environment. 

Click here for a PDF handout for students to apply!

Nominate a student!

Junior Ambassadors are dedicated students who have an interest in science and protecting the environment. If you are a faculty member and know of an exceptional high school student who would be a great fit for this program, we encourage you to nominate them. Send an email to hello@miamiwaterkeeper.org to nominate a student today! 

Host a presentation!

Junior Ambassadors must give one presentation to an audience in order to meet their program requirements. One of the easiest ways for the Ambassadors to do this is by presenting to their peers! Email hello@miamiwaterkeeper.org to learn how you can invite a Junior Ambassador to present to your class. 

Bright Futures Scholarship Program

For students who are part of the Bright Futures Scholarship Program, participation in the Junior Ambassador Program will fulfill the community service hours requirement for Florida Medallion Scholars and Florida Academic Scholars. Florida Academic Scholars require 100 hours and Florida Medallion Scholars require 75 hours.


If you have questions about program requirements or the optional nomination process, you can call (305) 905-0856 or send an email to hello@miamiwaterkeeper.org


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