Transportation Accepting Applications for Youth Ambassador Program

The County Department of Transportation is partnering with The National Organization of Youth Safety, NOYS, to host the Vision Zero youth ambassador program. Applications are due Nov. 30 and open to all high school students in the county according to a release made by the county’s department of transportation.

The program wants to educate county high school students about traffic safety and the importance of roadway design, law enforcement, and education to achieve the goal of Vision Zero according to the release.

Ambassadors will develop leadership skills, learn outreach and engagement techniques, gain social media engagement skills, and other techniques to address traffic safety needs in their community. Students will have a chance to meet county safety leaders and staff from the Department of Transportation. Ambassadors that complete the program will gain extensive knowledge about Vision Zero and earn up to 40 Student Service-Learning Hours (SSL), according to the release.

Admitted Students are required to attend the following required sessions:

Orientation: January 7 (virtual)

Session 1: February 11 (in person)

Session 2: March 4 (in person)

Session 3: March 25 (virtual)

Session 4: April 29 (virtual)

Safety Day: May 13 (tentative)

Graduation: May 20

In-person meetings will be held at 100 Edison park Gaithersburg MD, 20878. To apply, click the link here. For more information visit the county’s Vision Zero Youth Ambassador program web page here.

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