Students who attend grades 6-12 within US school system are eligible . Registration is closed for Year 2020.


Global Challenge Ambassador – Sahasra Nandela

Throughout my time of being a part of the EmpowerandHelp Ambassador Program, I have learned many things such as the importance of teamwork, dedication, and skills like time-management. I have truly enjoyed being part of projects like the Online Mentorship Program and Social Media Challenge. Through the Online Mentorship Program I had an opportunity to work with children from immigrant families who came to the United States as part of the refugee resettlement program.  

I created and taught pronunciation, STEM, and coding lesson plans via Google Classroom and 1:1 coaching.  This experience taught me the importance of education and teamwork. I have enjoyed the time I worked with my student, and have learned a lot from her as well. I learned how dedication is very important when developing a skill, and without dedication or passion, nothing is possible. 

Social Media Challenge was another project that I initiated to spread awareness about the EmpowerandHelp Global Challenge and the Ambassador Program. It was a seven-day challenge, where each day we posted important information about EmpowerandHelp Global Challenge and Ambassador Program. It was a wonderful experience, where I was able to implement my ideas. 

Another wonderful experience was writing a blog article about how people can help out their communities during a global pandemic. It improved my research and writing skills and helped me see things from a different set of lenses.  Additionally, I also have written many cards for the CardsofHope Project, to thank our essential workers who are putting themselves out there in the midst of the pandemic. Another activity I led was the creation of a video that EmpowerandHelp submitted to the PBS News segment about the CardsofHope project. This activity involved teamwork and creativity, and I had a great time working on this. I was the official note-taker of our weekly meeting which allowed me to keep all the ambassadors in the loop and mentor the new ambassadors as needed. I have truly enjoyed being a part of the EmpowerandHelp Ambassador Program. I was able to implement my ideas and make a contribution to my community. I will never forget this experience because it was near and dear to my heart. 

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