Mt. Vernon Community School Corp. is looking for 25 people to create a group of ambassadors.
“The Mt. Vernon Ambassadors program is not a unique concept. Several schools do this, but we have decided we would like to start this perpetual program,” MVCSC Director of Community Relations Maria Bond said. “This will serve to help educate a cohort each year on the behind-the-scenes details on why Mt. Vernon does what it does and how we operate, so they will serve as a knowledge base in the community, and hopefully, if they’re not advocates already, they will become that or learn that. The bottom line is, they will serve as an ambassador in the community.”
Bond said the ambassador group also will serve as a resource for the district to discuss new ideas to receive feedback.
The application deadline for the program is Aug. 1.
“What’s involved is one meeting a month from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on a Tuesday, and we ask they make all the meetings with the exception of one,” Bond said.
The group will meet eight times throughout the year from August to April, excluding December.
Applicants do not have to be a parent of a MVCSC student to apply.
“We are asking the community – they don’t have to be a parent, but any sort of community stakeholder – to submit an application before Aug. 1,” Bond said.
The first meeting is Aug. 11.
To apply, visit mvcsc.k12.in.us and click on the Community tab. The application can be found under the Mt. Vernon Ambassadors tab.
Accepted ambassadors will learn details about transportation, finance, special education, technology and more. They will visit the Mini Marauder Preschool, an elementary school, Mt. Vernon Middle School and Mt. Vernon High School and meet other Mt. Vernon community members.
“As much as COVID-19 will allow this year, this group will get to go behind the scenes,” Bond said. “We want to take them to see the transportation barn, the cafeterias where the kids eat. The caveat this year is what’s allowable with COVID.”