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responsible for a variety of tasks that include but are not limited to promoting mental health awareness/wellness resources, marketing and creating content for the 5K event for all social media platforms and print materials, creating and selling promotional T-shirts, giving input and feedback on what is needed in their school, meeting with their school-based group as well as altogether as one Ridge Road Ambassador program.
The Ambassador program has been promoting the new 988 crisis line. At their rival football game, both RBC and RFH donned "YOU MATTER" shirts displaying the 988 crisis line. The double header "Battle of Ridge Road" basketball game between RFH and RBR served as the backdrop for students to come together for mental health awareness. RBR and RFH students wore "STAY STRONG" and "YOU MATTER" shirts both with the crisis line information on them. Students shared resources, gave out 988 bracelets and promoted the organization at both events.
Ambassadors have presented information to students in the school building, spoken to the public at sporting events ( football, basketball, ice hockey), and promoted suicide education and prevention with balloon arches teal/purple (suicide awareness) or green/white (mental health) during the school day and at back-to-school night. They have created interactive bulletin boards with positive post-it notes, launched an anti-bullying campaign "be a buddy, not a bully" and relayed valuable information through social media.