Student Ambassadors (SAs) are engaged middle school girls with an enthusiasm about STEM and sports who have been selected to act as champions of Play Like a Girl in their school and community. SAs help recruit their peers to participate in Play Like a Girl, and offer support to programs and events throughout the school year. Many SAs help promote Play Like a Girl by working with our partners, and promoting opportunities for students via social media, school and local community organizations.

Student Ambassadors are responsible for:

  • Assisting their Club Leader, if there is one in their school
  • Starting a Play Like a Girl Club if there is no chapter in her school
  • Hosting recruitment events*
  • Recruiting students as program participants
  • Supporting students in their program experience
  • Brainstorming, planning and setting up for student programs and events
  • Speaking and leading activities for students at official events

(*due to COVID-19, there may be virtual recruitment and support events)


Benefits and Support

  • Join a community of over 25 Student Ambassadors who share an interest in STEM and sports
  • Network, learn and exchange ideas with Student Ambassadors from across Greater Nashville
  • Get behind-the-scenes access to Play Like a Girl programs and events
  • Learn about the STEM industry through hands-on experiences
  • Gain exposure, mentorship and tools to prepare for a career in STEM
  • Receive exclusive support and leadership training from Play Like a Girl staff

Time Commitment

The average time commitment per week for a Student Ambassador is around 1 to 2 hours, from August through July. Some weeks, you may have no SA responsibilities, whereas other weeks, you may spend 3 hours on SA related tasks, like hosting a recruitment event or attending a program.



Student Ambassadors are selected via an application process.

To be eligible to apply:

  • You must have a passion for the Play Like a Girl mission
  • You must be enthusiastic about STEM and sports
  • You must be in middle school and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 or higher with As in science and math
  • You must submit a signed media release form and recommendation letters along with your application


How to Apply

SA applications are available to the public on June 20th.

To apply:

  • Submit your application. This allows us to better understand your background, skillset, and interest in the program. 
  • We will review your application with our staff, as well as current ambassadors.
  • Our selection will be based on the following criteria: quality of the application, commitment to the program, school and geographical area, and (if applicable) recommendations. 
  • If you are selected, you will receive an acceptance letter that outlines your commitment to the program.
  • If you are not selected, you will be notified. You may then apply to lead a Play Like a Girl Club in your school or community. Club Lead information is available here. Girls must be rising 7th graders to lead a Play Like a Girl Club.