STUDENT GLOBAL AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

Inspire. Engage. Empower the next generation

aka SGAP Leaders   |   Rockville, MD   |  sgapleaders.org

Mission

Student Global Ambassadors Program (SGAP) empowers young leaders to think critically, develop solutions and take action on real world problems. Motivated 7-12th grade students who want to make a difference in the world get direct exposure to experts, professors and companies working in STEM, sustainability, and social justice.

Notes from the nonprofit

We established our non-profit status in 2016. During the previous six years, we functioned as a community outreach organization focused on 7th -12th grade students. We were blessed to receive funding from TD Bank Charitable Foundation, Wells Fargo, Constellation Energy E2, FirstEnergy and Picatinny Arsenal. we also impacted 2152 students in 67 schools and school districts in MD, VA, NJ, NY and Washington DC.

Ruling year info

2016

Regional Executive Director

Michele Joseph

Main address

15800 Crabbs Branch Way Suite 300

Rockville, MD 20855 USA

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EIN

47-4118138

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Idea Challenge

Students work in small mixed-school groups, facilitated by college students and faculty, to develop their own idea for a start-up social enterprise and present it to a panel of experienced social entrepreneurs. Prior to the Challenge, students will download a short reading on social entrepreneurship and a template of key elements to address in developing their idea.

During the morning session, a panel of seasoned social entrepreneurs will expose students to actual sustainability challenges and demonstrate how they addressed the key elements of starting up their own enterprises. One day workshop held during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Multiracial people

One-day engaging workshop where youth creatively attack wicked problems. Workshop allows students in mixed-school groups of (4-6) to experience the process of design thinking as a tool to resolve human-based challenges; engages students’ creativity and curiosity as they adopt the design mindset, and connects students with an unique method of interpreting problems. Four workshops per academic year. (40 students per session)

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Multiracial people

Student tour Energy from Waste facility, hydroponic farm, landfill, composting and biomass facilities.

The EcoComplex is a commercial, real-life demonstration of landfill gas cogeneration at work. The greenhouse, office, and lab spaces at the facility are heated by landfill gas, as are the aquaculture and agriculture systems that allow for year-round production of food crops. The EcoComplex functions as a hub of education and outreach for the entire alternative energy and environmental community. (source: Rutgers University-EcoComplex). Ten tours per academic year

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Students

Motivated middle and high school student leaders develop and ultimately present an action plan/proposal for the upcoming SGAP Global Experience. Over five months, students meet via conference calls, in person, and virtually with their respective team and sub-team.

Each session weaves in the theme of the 2030 sustainable development goals as defined by the United Nations. Student leaders selected the SGAP theme, develop the objectives, identify the audience and determine how best to convey their message to each group. They also design the day-of-activities and the expected outcome of the student experience. In the process, each student acquires team building skills, leadership skills, and keen presentation skills. Notwithstanding, they also have fun!
Each face to face session includes an interactive component which fosters leadership, team spirit, and community outreach.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Multiracial people

Students participate in a one day workshop and tour at the United Nations or World Bank. Each year the theme reflects one of the challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals. The workshop begins with speakers and an interactive component followed by a tour. One event in the Fall and one in the Spring.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Multiracial people

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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STUDENT GLOBAL AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

Board of directors
as of 7/14/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Cyndie Shadow

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 07/08/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/08/2020

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.