The Student Heritage Language Ambassador’s role involves acting as a bridge between the student body, district leadership, and the wider heritage language community within BSD. This position is typically assumed by a student with a strong interest in enriching their knowledge of their heritage language, culture, and identity. Student Heritage Language Ambassadors maintain a cultural connection to the program’s language and advocate for the preservation of languages and cultures, regardless of their fluency level in the heritage language. They recognize the significance of the Heritage Language Project Initiative in sustaining students’ native languages and fostering a district community that values, embraces, and nurtures multiple languages.

We are pleased to announce the availability of the Student Heritage Language Ambassador program for Korean heritage students at Tyee Middle School and Newport High School, as well as for Indian heritage students at Odle Middle School and Interlake High School. As our heritage language initiative continues to grow, we plan to extend this valuable leadership opportunity to even more students.

Although we have already filled positions for Student Heritage Language Ambassadors for Korean and Hindi, we are excited to welcome new members to our expanding team. If you are a student who is enthusiastic about participating, please reach out to us at [email protected] and provide the following information:

  • Full Name
  • BSD Email Address
  • School
  • Grade
  • In a brief paragraph, as you’re comfortable, kindly share your personal connection to Korean or Indian heritage.
  • What motivates your interest to join the Student Heritage Language Team?

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