Supporting the development of groups of youth ambassadors in schools serves several intentions. Firstly, developing familiarity and fluency with the Compassionate Systems Framework tools and practices increases one’s ability to understand complexity and act compassionately. Secondly, ambassadors are supported in developing a sense of agency that influences their own well-being and the social fields they navigate. Thirdly, students learn to put projects into motion and integrate the Compassionate Systems Framework into their schools and communities in collaboration with peers.
Below are some of the many exciting projects that various youth ambassador groups have realized in the last few years:
BRITISH SCHOOL of JAKARTA
Students from the British School of Jakarta in Indonesia helped the school's leadership team re-define their entire well-being curriculum, which needed to match what they had learned about the science of well-being.
GREATER LAWRENCE TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Students at Greater Lawrence Technical School in Massachusetts, U.S. developed a student-led Compassionate Systems podcast addressing systemic issues such as racial justice, discrimination and struggles within the LGBTQIAA+ communities.