The Maine Humanities Council (MHC) is looking for creative and energetic rising 10th or 11th graders interested in community engagement through the humanities. Through the Student Humanities Ambassador Program, you will work with MHC to identify a topic and, working with a budget of $1,000.00 given to you by MHC, create, plan, run, and evaluate a humanities-based program or event within your community.
What do the Humanities Look like?
The Humanities are all around us! Each time we connect with people, have interesting conversations, common experiences, or "A-Ha" moments, we are experiencing the core of the humanities.
Who is this program for?
Rising sophomores or juniors, who are residents of Maine.
How many Student Humanities Ambassadors will there be?
You may work individually, or with a small group of up to three students.
We will be selecting two individuals or small groups from different communities for the 2014-2015 school year.
What do you mean by “community?”
Community can be as large as your entire town or city, as small as a particular group of individuals in your school, or anything in between.
What are the humanities?
The humanities are history, literature, art, religion, philosophy, and social institutions like government and the legal system.
The humanities encourage us to ask "Why?"
Will I get school credit for this?
Your teacher will work with your school to determine how this project will fit into your academic curriculum.
What does my teacher/ At-Home Mentor need to know?
Your teacher/at-home mentor's role will be to:
Act as your school-based mentor/contact
Advocate for you as necessary
Meet with you regularly to discuss progress, issues, etc.
Work with you and your school's administrators to create a plan for receiving credit, if necessary