After the selection process is complete all Junior Ambassadors will be required to attend weekly training sessions. These weekly meetings will educate the ambassadors about the destination’s culture, customs, religion and way of life. Past participants, professors, and other experts about the country will visit with the Junior Ambassadors at these meetings. This will allow the students to receive first hand information from people who have lived in or visited Japan.
Training sessions allow constant communication with parents and assist with payment scheduling. All meetings will brief students and parents of their responsibilities and upcoming payment deadlines. Students will gain an understanding of their role as a Junior Ambassador, the importance of their distinguished title, and the responsibilities that are inherent to the position.
One parent or guardian for each student will be required to attend the first and final sessions to meet City staff, chaperones, and review program policies and payment information.
Students will prepare a talent presentation to perform for elected officials, staff, host families, and other program participants in Musashino City. The performance will reflect the culture and traditions of West Texas and emphasize individual talents. All Junior Ambassadors are required to participate in the talent presentation. Additional practices may be scheduled to improve the performance.