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What are the expectations for a School Champion?

We ask each of our partnering schools to provide a school champion(s) to help us manage and successfully implement our youth programs at their school.

This individual or team of champions will not be responsible for facilitating program activities, but will work closely with ProAct’s Community Impact Concierge

A school champion is an educator, school faculty, or staff person who champions our Kids in Action or Teens in Action program(s) to parents of interested students. Must also be present during the after-school programming and attend service projects. This individual or team of champions will not be responsible for facilitating program activities, but will work closely with ProAct’s Community Impact Concierge (or corporate employee) to assist with: 

  • Take the ProAct 101 Online Course (optional): ProAct uses a learning management system to efficiently train volunteers and staff. In order to effectively champion ProAct’s mission in your school, we highly recommend School Champions take the online ProAct 101 course to learn more about ProAct. This course takes 20-30 minutes to complete.
  • Recruiting students: School champions are expected to recruit students from diverse backgrounds to create a cohort of 15 students. ProAct will provide an onboarding packet with tips and strategies to do this.  
  • Classroom management: Our staff and volunteers are not trained schoolteachers and they may not know as many techniques to manage student groups as professional educators. School champions are expected to be patient and help provide some guidance to our staff and corporate volunteers to effectively and efficiently manage youth participating in our programs. 
  • Behavior issues: School champions are expected to help manage any major behavior issues of students that may arise during program time.
  • Accountability: School champions are expected to hold participating students accountable while they are not in program time to ensure students are living out the values of ProAct and your school during school time. 
  • Making copies of handouts for program lessons: Some program activities require handouts to be given to participating students. Sometimes a Community Impact Concierge or corporate volunteer may request handouts be printed by the school champion in preparation for program time. 
  • Be in attendance for any afterschool program and/or service project (this is optional but highly recommended to help foster relationships with caring adults. If unable able to attend, arrange parent or another school faculty to attend)