APA Ambassadors Materials
The following resources have been created to support APA Ambassadors during their year of commitment.
Designed from on-the-ground experience from fellow Ambassadors, this toolkit is a one-stop resource as you prepare to host your activities. In it you will find useful tips, guidelines, ideas, and approaches used by allied programs, and many other tools designed to support and inspire your work as an APA Ambassador.
No Small Plans
With support from the American Planning Association, a new Chicago-wide, civic education initiative by the Chicago Architecture Foundation intends to help teens and young adults understand what makes a good neighborhood. At the centerpiece of this "Meet Your City" initiative is a newly published graphic novel, No Small Plans, which will be distributed to 30,000 Chicago teens over the next three years through CAF's partnership with Chicago Public Schools and Chicago Public Libraries.
Use CAF's Reader Toolkit to explore the themes, characters and settings featured in No Small Plans. Annotated chapter guides — along with resources and activities — help readers take action on issues presented in the book on their own, with a friend or in a classroom.
Resources are available for those interested in planning-focused youth programming, curriculum design, active civic engagement, or teaching strategies.
Orientation Materials and Webinars
APA Ambassador Orientation Webinar
APA Ambassador Quarterly Webinars
July 2017 — online recording
May 2017 — online recording
Required Surveys and Report Forms
1. Activity Report Form
One form must be completed for each activity
2. Ambassador Evaluation Report
One form must be completed by each Ambassador by year end
3. Attendee Survey
One form must be completed for each activity attendee either as an individual attendee or as a teacher on behalf of their students
For Teachers on Behalf of Students