Student ambassadors (also called peer educators) educate their fellow students about health-and safety-related topics—and they can be a powerful force for change on campus. You can use this Student Ambassador Toolkit to start your own student ambassador program focusing on COVID-19 and flu mitigation. Or just use the materials in the toolkit to educate your campus community about COVID-19. It’s all about what works best for your campus.
We’ve updated and expanded our resources for the 2023–2024 academic year—these resources now include both COVID-19 and flu. Check out the toolkit materials below!
Interested in starting your own student ambassador program? Check out this planning guide for step-by-step guidance and strategies to help yourprogram succeed.
This guide is full of practical tips to help students plan accessible and engaging events.
This communication plan offers step-by-step instructions to help students create their own educational materials about COVID-19.
Students can use this lesson plan to host an educational workshop about COVID-19.
To educate students about health topics and motivate them
to change their behavior, you’ll need to gain their trust. In this
guide, you’ll learn how to build trust with your audience — in
this case, the students you want to reach.
It can be tough to find health information that’s accurate and
easy to understand — especially online. Health and media literacy
skills can help students learn about health topics and make
informed decisions. In this guide, you’ll learn the basics about health and media literacy. Then you’ll learn ways to help students build these important skills.
Storytelling is also a powerful tool to educate students
about health topics and promote healthy behaviors.
When you draw people in with a story, they’ll be more
likely to listen and take action. In this guide, you’ll learn
how to use stories to create health communication
materials that resonate with students.