When and where will the Summit be held in 2018?
The 2018 Student Ambassador Summit will be in Atlanta, GA, from July 16 to 19, 2018.
How do students apply to attend the Summit?
The Summit application will be open from December 11, 2017, to March 23, 2018, for qualified students who have reached Level Four (45,000+ Points).
There are two ways qualified students can apply to attend the Summit:
1. Apply to become a State Ambassador: Qualified students who achieve Level Four (45,000+ Points) may apply for a chance to be selected as a State Ambassador and attend the Summit free of charge. If a student has already served as a State Ambassador in previous years, he or she may not be considered for the role of State Ambassador again. However, the student may apply to pay to attend.
2. Apply to pay to attend as a School Ambassador: Qualified students who achieve Level Four (45,000+ Points) may apply for a chance to be selected to pay to attend the Summit. These select students will need to pay for the four-day event package ($775) and are responsible for booking and paying for their own travel.
After the application is complete, the Fuel Up to Play 60 team will review it. All students with approved applications who are not selected as State Ambassadors will be invited to pay to attend as School Ambassadors.
What does “qualified student” mean?
In addition to earning at least 45,000 Points, students must meet the following qualifications to attend the 2018 Summit :
Must be at least 11 years old by July 31, 2018. If a student is under 13, they must complete a Parent Permission on FuelUpToPlay60.com.
Must be at least entering 6th grade for the 2018-2019 school year.
- Must have a Program Advisor registered at their school.
Please note, the Fuel Up to Play 60 team will be validating the above information throughout the application process. Students who do not meet the above requirements will not be allowed to attend the Summit.
Why is there a minumum student age or grade level to attend the Summit?
The Summit is an intensive, multi-day experience that requires a high level of maturity, independence and the ability to put into action what is learned throughout the following school year. Because of the travel requirements and the length of the sessions, students must be at least 11 years old by July 31, 2018, and entering the 6th grade in 2018–2019 to attend the Summit. If students do not meet these requirements, we invite them to continue to earn Points, implement the Fuel Up to Play 60 program at their school and apply to attend in the future! Unfortunately, no exceptions can be made to this rule.
What if a student is not at Level Four yet?
The only way for students to reach Level Four is to keep earning Points! Students can lead Plays, complete Challenges, complete Mini-Lessons and more to earn additional Points to achieve Level Four (45,000+ Points).
What is the difference between a State and School Ambassador?
All Summit Ambassadors are integral parts of the Fuel Up to Play 60 program. These Ambassadors will receive the same training at the Summit and have the same expectations after the Summit from a national standpoint. School Ambassadors are required to pay for their own travel and event package to attend the Summit, but State Ambassadors are paid for by their local Dairy Council — that is the only difference.
What do State and School Ambassadors do after the Summit?
Both groups are expected to lead the programs in their schools and communities, and are often asked to represent Fuel Up to Play 60 across the country at special events. This includes writing posts for The Huddle, recruiting Program Advisors and Fuel Up to Play 60 team members, and being motivational leaders for national initiatives. All students who attend the Summit will be required to complete an Activation Plan. Students will review the requirements of the Activation Plan during the Summit and will report back to Fuel Up to Play 60 throughout the 2018–2019 school year.
When and how will State Ambassadors be selected?
State Ambassadors are selected by their local Dairy Councils after their applications have been approved and recommended by the national Fuel Up to Play 60 team. Students will be notified via email or phone after all State Ambassadors have been selected in early spring 2018. Students who have already attended the Summit as a State Ambassador may not be selected as a State Ambassador again but are invited to pay to attend as School Ambassadors if their applications are approved.
How many State Ambassadors are selected?
The number of State Ambassadors will vary by each state’s need (i.e., depending on each Dairy Council’s need). All students with approved applications who are not selected as State Ambassadors will be invited to pay to attend as School Ambassadors.
If a student attended the Summit last year as a State Ambassador, can she or he apply to attend the Summit this year?
If a student is a current State Ambassador, he or she may fill out the Summit application to be considered for the pay-to-attend School Ambassador option as long as he or she reaches Level Four by the Summit application deadline and meets basic Summit qualifications. The student may not apply to be considered as a State Ambassador again.
If a student paid to attend the Summit in 2017, can he or she apply to attend the Summit this year?
Yes! Students who paid to attend the Summit in 2017 may apply to be considered for State Ambassador as long as they reach Level Four by the Summit application deadline, meet basic Summit qualifications, and have not been selected as a State Ambassador before. If they wish, students may also apply for the pay-to-attend option again this year.
How will specific needs (for example, medication or food restrictions) be accommodated at the Summit?
If your child is attending the Summit and has any specific needs, there will be an opportunity to share that information during registration. The Summit team will work closely with you to accommodate your child to the best of their abilities on a case-by-case basis.
Can a parent who is not a Program Advisor attend the Summit?
If parents would like to travel with their children to drop them off before the Summit and pick them up afterward, they are welcome to do so but at their own expense (transportation, lodging and meals). Parents are also responsible for making their own travel, lodging and meal arrangements. Parents are also not able to attend regular Summit workshops or activities unless they are invited to a specific activity. Parents will receive more information about any open activities if their child is accepted and registers for the Summit.
How can a Program Advisor get a chance to attend the Summit?
Program Advisors with students who are selected to attend the Summit as State Ambassadors may be invited to attend with their students, if selected by their local Dairy Councils. One Program Advisor will be required to attend with each State Ambassador. However, more than one Program Advisor may not attend with each State Ambassador. Program Advisors will also have the option to apply for a chance to attend the Summit this year with a qualified student. This opportunity may not be available in every state in 2018.
Can a Program Advisor apply for a chance to attend the Summit?
An option to apply for a chance to attend the Summit will open on the educator Dashboard for Program Advisors on December 11, 2017. This application is intended as a stand-alone opportunity for qualified Program Advisors and is not meant to take the place of a Program Advisor attending the Summit with the selected State Ambassadors. This opportunity may not be available in every state in 2018.
The application will remain open until March 9, 2018. To be eligible to apply, Program Advisors must meet the following criteria:
Be registered as a Program Advisor on FuelUpToPlay60.com
Reach Touchdown Status by completing the Six Steps on the Educator Dashboard during the 2016–2017 or 2017–2018 School Year(s)
Have at least one student who has completed a Summit application on the Student Dashboard (NOTE: The student’s application must be approved for the Program Advisor to be selected.)
If a Program Advisor completes an application and is selected to attend the Summit, he or she will not be responsible for any travel arrangements or expenses.
Do Program Advisors have to pay to attend the Summit?
No. Regardless of whether a Program Advisor is selected to attend with a State Ambassador or is selected for his or her application to attend with a qualified student, the cost of the Summit event package and travel expenses will be covered by the local Dairy Council.
Is a Program Advisor required to attend the Summit with an Ambassador?
Yes. Every State Ambassador is required to attend the Summit with one Program Advisor; these Program Advisors will attend the Summit free of charge. Program Advisors who apply and are selected to attend the Summit will be required to attend with a qualified student; no Program Advisor may attend the Summit without a student. School Ambassadors (pay-to-attend) will not attend with a Program Advisor. (NOTE: If a Program Advisor is from the same school as a School Ambassador, of course they are welcome to travel together.)
Can a Program Advisor pay to attend the Summit?
No, a Program Advisor cannot pay to attend the Summit. The only way for a Program Advisor to attend the Summit is to be selected by his or her Dairy Council to accompany a State Ambassador or apply for a chance to attend on the Dashboard.
If a student chooses to pay to attend as a School Ambassador, when/how will they know if they are selected?
If a student chooses the option to pay to attend as a School Ambassador, he or she will be notified (via email and/or text) in early spring 2018. If a student is interested in fundraising to pay his or her own way to attend the Summit, Fuel Up to Play 60 recommends that the student start right away!
How do students fundraise to pay for the event package, should they choose to pay to attend as a School Ambassador?
Fundraising resources and ideas are available on the Summit page on FuelUpToPlay60.com, or students can email Summit@FuelUpToPlay60.com for suggestions
How much does it cost to pay to attend the Summit as a School Ambassador?
The event package to pay to attend the Summit is $775; this does not include travel to and from the Summit. The event package must be paid in full by June 8, 2018.
What does the cost of the Pay-to-Attend Event Package cover?
The event package covers the cost of lodging for three nights, ground transportation, meals (dinner on Day One through lunch on Day Four), the cost of the Summit workshops and any additional excursions planned as part of the Summit.
What is not included in the cost of the Pay-to-Attend Event Package?
The cost of travel to and from the Summit (e.g., air or train fare) is not covered by the Pay-to-Attend Event Package.
How can I pay for the event package?
When a student is invited to pay to attend the Summit, she or he will receive a link to a registration page through Eventbrite. There are two options to pay the event package:
Credit card (must be paid in full at the time of registration via the website)
Check (may be mailed at a later date, either in full or in installments)
If you choose to pay in multiple installments via check, that is fine as long as the full event package cost is received by June 8, 2018
Are scholarships available for the pay-to-attend option?
The national FUTP 60 team does not offer scholarships for students to pay to attend the Summit. If any opportunities come up for scholarships from your local Dairy Council, the NFL or other partners, you will receive an email or phone call notification.
Will School Ambassadors get the same training as State Ambassadors?
Yes! School Ambassadors who choose the pay-to-attend option will receive the same leadership training and have the same post-Summit leadership expectations as State Ambassadors.