IT'S EASY TO GET FRIEND STRONG!
All school-age kids and teens are considered "Ambassadors" as soon as they send a letter or video of support to a Friend Mail Recipient. They can also work towards becoming Official, Presentation and/or Super Ambassadors. (So can their adult leaders, parents and educators!)
The first time a class, school, organization or any group of K-12 youths sends a BATCH of Friend Mail, that group will become Official Ambassadors and will receive a certificate.
Individual kids and teens become Official Ambassadors and can receive a Certificate and a FRIEND STRONG WRISTBAND after one full school season of sending Friend Mail letters to each featured Recipient.
Kids and teens who decide to present the BAFP by (for example) running display tables, visiting classrooms, speaking to organizations, conferences and groups, etc., are immediately dubbed Official Ambassadors and can receive a Certificate, Official Ambassador Badge with heart-hands Lanyard and a "Friend Strong Wristband" to enhance their presentation.
Individuals, groups - students and adults - who have consistently contributed letters of support for at least 2 seasons AND/OR have done something AMAZING to help grow and share the Be A Friend Project and its FRIEND STRONG message (such as recruiting teachers or friends, organizing assemblies or surprise deliveries, fundraising, presenting to classrooms...) are awarded a SUPER Ambassador Certificate, and join our Super Ambassador Hall-Of-Fame. This designation is awarded at the discretion of the Be A Friend Project Board of Directors and Executive Director at the end of every school season.
Meet ELLAGRACE: the best kind of "princess" at Disney World!
AMAZING AYDEN'S HAPPY DANCE (You're welcome!)
AMBASSADORS IN THE SPOTLIGHT!
Big Friend-Strong THANK YOU to Actor, Iain Armitage,
for his inspirational videos of support! We appreciate you!
"Without you, Alejandro wouldn't have the best experience of his life, and Iain, gorgeous sweet Iain has a heart of gold! As busy as he is, he still manages to send heartfelt videos to all these special beautiful souls. He is outstanding in my book."
- Alejandro's mom, Lucy
Super Ambassador Hall Of Fame
Ready to take the lead? Ambassadors Who Present!
OFFICIAL AMBASSADOR BADGES, T-SHIRTS and WRISTBANDS
are available to Ambassadors that are running display tables, visiting classes or schools to represent the Be A Friend Project!
Ambassadors Winning Community Awards
for making a positive difference in their communities and schools!
EAGLE ROCK HIGH SCHOOL
2019 HUMAN RELATIONS AWARD from the Los Angeles Unified School District, CA
for their work with the Be A Friend Project and were featured on UNIVISION, the world's largest Spanish language network. Accepting the award is Principal Mylene Keipp, Art Teacher Pablo Oliveros and Co-President "Roberto" of the Anti-Bullying Club.
BRIELLE WITHERS / ON-AIR TEEN SUPER AMBASSADOR
"STUDENT OF ACHIEVEMENT" AWARD
Brielle was the one student nominated by the Cornwall Central School District, NY, to be awarded by Assemblyman Colin Schmitt as a "Student of Achievement" because of "her civic passion in helping students around the country who have been bullied" and involving the whole CCSD in the Be A Friend Project.
THROW A LETTER-WRITING PARTY!
We don't exist without you!
You make our mission a reality. You make acts-of-kindness and community service a priority, and build empathy in your community - and across the nation. It's a fact; the more we build a young friend's capacity for empathy by having them step-into-the-shoes of a victim, the less he, she or they will bully. You are part of the solution. Thank you for choosing the Be A Friend Project to make a difference!
YOU ARE OUR HEROES AND OUR HEART!
PLEASE STAY FRIEND STRONG WITH US.
Share the Be A Friend Project on social media, in your schools and communities. Show the world how much you love us! To get updates right to your inbox, join the Ambassador email group by sending an email to email@example.com with "Add me to your Ambassador emails" in the subject line - and send! It's Easy!
Ambassadors receive email notifications when a new Friend Mail Recipient is listed on our website or when surprise Friend Mail has been delivered. Simply send firstname.lastname@example.org an email from your address with "Add me to your Ambassador mailing list" in the subject line - DONE!
The Be A Friend Project will never share your contact information with anyone without permission. Contact information, addresses and last names of all under-18 Ambassadors and Recipients stay safely within the Be A Friend Project office. Contact information will never be released without permission.
Be sure to list "Be A Friend Project Ambassador" on your resumes and applications. You are an Ally and an Upstander. Potential employers, organizations and schools will want you on their team! We will also sign Community Service Hours forms.
There is no time commitment. You can choose not to write certain Friend Mail Recipients and you can stop writing letters altogether. We know life can get busy and sometimes we have to take care of ourselves and our personal responsibilities before we can help support others. You are greatly appreciated for any amount of time spent as an Ambassador!