Peer Ambassador Training

The below includes supplemental training tools to help Peer Ambassadors stay current on today’s issues.

Please take the time to review the materials included and discuss your thoughts with other Peer Ambassadors and consider how the information you’ve learned can to help guide your ongoing mission.

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Who are GAB Peer Ambassadors?

Peer Ambassadors Focus On…

• Confidence building
• Team building
• Identity building
• Self-empowerment
• Chosen target issues

What ARE THE ACTIVE ROLES OF A Peer Ambassador?

• Work together to help change the culture of learning in their school and community
• Work towards reducing and preventing bullying for the next generation
• They provide a leadership role by participating and contributing their ideas in a group of their peers
• Mentality of “for the students, by the students”
• Inspire their peers to participate
• Create and execute events and fundraising ideas
• Learn crucial social tools and life skills
• Build self-confidence and learn to work towards goals resulting in an overall better experience in school
• Have Fun!

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“I’m very thankful for GAB, without it I wouldn’t have as much strength to speak and be an upstander!”

SHERIDAN SCHAEFER, PEER AMBASSADOR

What ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF Peer Ambassadors at Work?

• Spoke at Fundraising Events
• Volunteered to host in Community Movie Night Events
• Represented GAB at Milwaukee Brewer Games
• Hosted the GAB booth at Latino Family Expos
• Socialized and Networked at Pool Parties!

What ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF THE PAST AND FUTURE PROJECTS?

• The Soar Above Lantern Mission
• Life Jars Project
• Night Light Project
• “It’s Only Temporary” Gabtivity Tattoos
• GAB Puppet Shows
• Broken Marbles Project
• FBI Tour

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“The Luminescence Project was created to teach people how to overcome their own personal darkness by illuminating their life-light”

Training Videos

Imagine A World

“Teen bulling and teen suicide based on someone’s sexual preference is ridiculous and this film turns the tables on modern society. What if the shoe was on the other foot?.”

– K.Rocco Shields (Creator/Director)

ReMoved Part 1

ReMoved Part One brings awareness, encourages, and is useful in foster parent training. Originally created for the 168 Film Festival, ReMoved follows the emotional story through the eyes of a young girl taken from her home and placed into foster care.

– Best Film and Audience Choice at the 168 Film Festival
– Best Film at the Enfoque Film Festival
– Official selection at the Santa Barbara Independent Film Festival

ReMoved Part 2

Remember My Story

Stuck in the abyss of the foster care system, Zoe’s life finally begins to move forward until unexpectedly what she holds dearest is taken away from her yet again and she is left to pick up the pieces of her tender heart.

Credits and Support Information

YouTube Channel: Nathanael Matanick

Support the Filmaker: To supppport this project you can Like ReMoved on facebook.

Full Credits

We made ReMoved with the desire that it would be used to serve in bringing awareness, encourage, and be useful in foster parent training, and raising up foster parents.

Originally created for the 168 Film Festival, ReMoved follows the emotional story through the eyes of a young girl taken from her home and placed into foster care.

After winning Best Film and Audience Choice at the 168 Film Festival, as well as winning Best Film at the Enfoque Film Festival and being an official selection at the Santa Barbara Independent Film Festival, we’re extremely excited to share ReMoved online.

“It would be impossible to fully understand the life and emotions of a child going through the foster care system, but this short narrative film portrays that saga in a poetic light, with brushes of fear, anger, sadness, and a tiny bit of hope.” -Santa Barbara Independent

This short film wouldn’t be possible without the help of some of my incredible friends.
First, my wife, who schemed this project up with me, and was willing to do me the huge favor of writing and producing it. Without her partnership, this would not have happened, and definitely would not have been such a fun process. We were inspired to create this film while in foster parent training.

And then of course Tony Cruz. I asked him early on if he’d be willing to tackle this with me. I wasn’t sure if I was really going to pursue it unless he said yes. He graciously agreed and was, to me, a huge source of confidence in knowing this project would turn out well. He and i discussed everything during the pre-production, and i counted on his creative mind to keep me on the right path. He even persuaded another key creative on the project, Greg Pickard, to join us. On Set Tony was my right hand man. On set, if I just wasn’t feeling it, I had the trust in him to be able to just hand the scene off to him and know he would make it work. And he stepped in plenty of times when i just needed a break, or a separate perspective. Some of the best moments in the film are of his doing. Go check him out at tonycruz.co

We were very fortunate with Abby White, the young actress. Without her we wouldn’t have a film.

Her parents were so amazing as well. I don’t think they anticipated how much involvement it would take on their end, but they stuck with it the whole way. Abby’s dad, Andy White from Good Times Guitar, even recorded Abby’s Voice Over for us in his studio.

We also owe a huge thanks to our cast: Sabrina Culver, the birth mom, who brought so much to her role imdb.com/sabrina-culver and also Jordan Nice, who gave a phenomenal performance as the abusive boyfriend: imdb.com/jordan-nice/ . Last but certainly not least, Kyra Locke, who played the committed caring foster mom, who truly brought such an amazing contribution to the story: imdb.com/kyra-locke/

We can vouch for each of them. They are worth working with!

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