The purpose of this program is to promote Marion County youth, educate the public about the Southeastern Youth Fair, and encourage the local community to participate and support the Fair. Since 1998, these students have made a significant contribution to the success and operation of the Fair. Training is provided in public speaking, and many hours are put into speech writing and perfecting their presentations. To become an Ambassador, students from 8th to 12th grades must apply for the position and be interviewed before they are accepted into the program. They must maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the year. Their responsibility toward their job and their willingness to work have earned them a positive reputation in Marion County. They have donated over 1,070 hours of community service work to over 20 different organizations.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is my child eligible? Any student 8th through 12th grade is eligible to apply. Students must be a member of a 4H club or FFA chapter, and live in Marion County or attend a Marion County school.
How does my child apply? Anyone interested in participating as an Ambassador should submit an application prior to the deadline posted on the “Calendar of Events.”