The RGV LEAD Ambassadors Fall Training workshop kicked off on November 12th focusing on the theme “Leadership in a Time of Change.” The virtual Zoom meeting was lead by Dr. Norma Salaiz and Janie Johnston Lopez. Returning Ambassadors and incoming Ambassadors reviewed the roles and expectations of serving as RGV LEAD Ambassadors and were then sent to chat rooms to share their feelings about this COVID-19 period. They discussed how the virus has impacted their school schedules, socializing with others, and extra-curricular activities, and were reminded that “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”
Ambassadors were given the task to talk about the positives of the quarantine period. The consistent answer was,
“It’s given us more time to spend with our family and get to know each other better.”
Each chat room selected a leader, reporter, presenter, and timekeeper. After spending time in the chat room, the Ambassadors regrouped and shared their findings. All agreed they really needed this activity to vent their feelings and said they didn’t feel alone.
The meeting concluded with the Ambassadors being given an assignment to log on to Google Classroom to download and work on activities they will present in January at the Young Leaders Summit. Some of the activities include skits the Ambassadors can use at their respective schools to promote leadership skills, student bonding, community service, etc.
Stay tuned to the January newsletter to see what great activities these fine RGV LEAD Ambassadors have created!