Safe School Teen Ambassadors


Become one of the top youth leaders in creating safe and healthy schools and communities in Texas.

The TxSSC Safe School Teen Ambassadors Youth Advisory Board serves as the state's youth voice for engaging young people in school safety initiatives. They are dedicated to educating others and connecting communities to help create safe and healthy environments through prevention and awareness projects and events.

Requirements to Apply

Think you have what it takes to be a member of the Safe School Teen Ambassador Youth Advisory Board? Here are the requirements to apply:

  • Must be a Texas resident
  • Must be entering 9th-12th grade for the upcoming school year
  • Should have experience working on substance use prevention, teen mental health, and/or violence prevention

How We're Creating Healthy Environments

  • Hosting educational events on substance use prevention, teen mental health, and violence prevention.
  • Educating youth and adults on how to engage students in creating a positive school climate.
  • Serving as local teen experts regarding substance use prevention, teen mental health, and violence prevention.
  • Influencing our peers to promote positive actions through social media.
  • Meeting and working with like-minded youth at the state and national levels.
  • Collaborating with the Texas School Safety Center staff to identify school safety trainings and activities for youth to participate in.


Applications for the 2024-2025 Ambassador term are now closed. Staff will review all submissions and schedule interviews with applicants who have been selected. For more information regarding the application requirements, please see below.

Application Items Include:

  • Two Letters of Recommendation:
    • School Personnel (Ex: Principal, Assistant Principal, Counselor)
    • Community Member (Ex: Pastor/Minister, Supervisor)
  • Introduction Video
  • Short Answers
  • Application Paperwork

Students can either download, print, and email their application to staff at or they can submit their application online. It is ultimately the responsibility of the applicant to make sure staff receives all the required paperwork by the deadline. We recommend following up with staff by email or phone.

Have questions? Email staff at or call 512.408.6060.