The Junior Ambassadors are the only peer-to-peer bicycle and pedestrian safety education program in North America
Working with four full-time staff members, the Junior Ambassadors present at the Chicago Park District day camps, community events, and perform safety education on the Lakefront Trail. In just six weeks, the Junior Ambassadors are trained on communicating bike safety messages and becoming lifelong advocates for cycling.
Since 2004, the Junior Ambassadors program has had a lasting impact on its participants. Many Junior Ambassadors have gone on to become full-time Bicycling Ambassadors, including three during the 2015 season. Even the program coordinator is a Junior Ambassador alum from 2007.
Working with the Chicago Park District, Ambassadors and Junior Ambassadors visited 150 day camps. During the summer months, Ambassadors partner with the Chicago Park District Day Camps program to reach 6-12 year-old children throughout the city, teaching bicycle skills and safety. The Ambassador presentations are active in instructive, including helmet fittings and bike rodeos.
Contact Program Coordinator Angel Montalvo for additional information.