Student Ambassador Program
Raising awareness and support for the homeless among Canadian Middle and High School Students
WEEK ONE – Introducing the Fundraising Challenge
Co-founder and Executive Director of Hockey Helps the Homeless, Gary Scullion, will visit participating schools to help launch the 4-week program. Gary will speak about The Power of an Idea: how a simple idea, when nurtured with the right level of conviction, passion and action can grow into a significant movement for social change. Gary and other Hockey Helps the Homeless representatives will introduce Homeless Education Month as well as a variety of creative fundraising ideas that students will be encouraged to support over the next 4 weeks.
WEEK TWO – Speaker Series
Inspirational guest speakers with extensive experience in social justice and homelessness in Canada will visit schools to talk about the complex issues behind the homeless problem, the everyday struggles of those living on the streets , and ways to help put an end to homelessness.
WEEK THREE – Volunteer Blitz
The goal of Volunteer Blitz is to have 100% student participation at various homeless outreach centers across the city. Working with school administrations and local homeless outreach partners, each grade will be paired up with a designated volunteer organization to participate in a variety of initiatives such as making sandwiches for distribution to the homeless, visiting a shelter to learn more about the programs it offers, painting a shelter, or answering a series of fundraising questions to be filled out on their personal web pages.
WEEK FOUR – Culminating Fundraising Event
The closing week is all about the final fundraising push and includes a fun and engaging series of fundraising events. The final day is highly interactive and informative with a variety of potential hockey related events such as a Skate-A-thon, a Jersey Day, a 24-hour Game, a Mock Sleep- Out or an Intramural Hockey Tournament. Other activities could include musical performances and entertainment along with celebrity guest appearances by local dignitaries, the media and NHL Alumni members.
Ongoing Student Ambassador Programs
Sacred Heart School for Girls - Montreal, Quebec