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Project Guidelines

Ambassador Project Guidelines Include:

  • Open to all students in Middle & High School
    • Must live in or attend the following school districts: Amery, Hudson, Mahtomedi, New Richmond, Stillwater, Somerset and White Bear Lake. Students from public, private, charter and home schools within these areas are eligible. 

  • Teams must consist of 1-5 students and 1 adult project advisor
    • Advisor must be at least 21 years of age and available to offer guidance to your team. Parents, teachers, coaches, youth group leaders or other interested adults make great advisors! If you need help finding an advisor please contact us through the email listed at the end of this document.

  • Here’s the timeline! Ideas must be realistic and attainable.
      • 1/2/18- Applications due
      • 1/3/18- Projects selected and notified
      • 1/8/2018 - Advisers only meeting 
      • 1/18/18- Kick off meeting with PowerUp Team
      • 5/1/18- Projects must be completed
      • PowerUp for kids week (Volunteer and showcase)

  • Project costs should not exceed $500*
    • Don’t forget about other sources of funding that can help support your project!

  • Project examples could include
      • More walkable and bikeable routes or trails
      • More physical Activity during the school day
      • Access to free/low cost ways to be physically active
      • More opportunities for less competitive rec. sports
      • Nearby options to buy farm-fresh foods
      • Ways to make eating exciting kids
      • Helping reduce the amount of sugar sweetened beverages offered to kids and families in the community
      • More healthy options served at community events and vending locations
      • More healthy options served at restaurants  and fast food locations

The deadline to submit your application is January 2, 2018.

Selected Ambassador Teams will agree to the following:

    • Attend an initial kickoff meeting where you or your team will get paired with a PowerUp staff member who will work with you/your team on ways to PowerUp the project
    • Complete project as described in application by May 1st, 2018.
    • Showcase completed project during PowerUp for Kids Week (2nd week in May)
    • Promote the PowerUp or BearPower message in your community

 Winners will be announced and notified on January 3, 2018.

 If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Strom at 

*Typical project cost support from PowerUp/BearPower are between $50-$200. A maximum of $500 will be considered for more robust projects on a case by case basis. Details on support for project supplies will be provided to selected project teams.