Applications for the Middle School Reading Ambassador initiative is open for Fall/Spring 2023/24.
This program positions local 6 through 8th graders as reading ambassadors in their own high schools. WOW Middle School Reading Ambassadors interact with published authors of young adult literature, receive books by that author and share their experience with their peers to promote reading in their school communities. This initiative is administered by WOW in the University of Arizona College of Education. For more information, visit our ambassador page.
Applications Due: Ongoing
First Meeting: August 2023
Middle School Reading Ambassador Application
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Example of Schedule for Ambassadors
August 27, 2022: Orientation, 10 a.m. to noon
September 24, 2022: Lit Discussion, 10 a.m. to noon
October 15, 2022: Author Event, 10 a.m. to noon
November 12, 2022: Lit Discussion, 10 a.m. to noon
December 3, 2022: Author Event, 10 a.m. to noon
Nothing in January
February 2023: Lit Discussion, 10 a.m. to noon
March 2023: Author Event, TBD
March 2023: Tucson Festival of Books, TBD
April 8, 2023: Read-a-thon, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
May 2023: Author Event and Certificate Presentation, 10 a.m. to noon