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What is the Fly Five Ambassador Program?

The Fly Five Ambassador Program is a network of motivated, enthusiastic educators committed to spreading the word about Fly Five®: The Social and Emotional Learning Curriculum in their classrooms, schools, districts, and communities. The Ambassador Program exemplifies the work of Fly Five and its contribution to education as a standards-based solution for positive academic, social, and emotional student outcomes.

Mission: The Fly Five Ambassador Program seeks to build long-lasting partnerships with educators committed to strengthening their own social and emotional competence and the social and emotional competence of others.

Who are Fly Five Ambassadors?

Fly Five Ambassadors are K–8 educators who currently use the Fly Five curriculum in their classrooms. They are:

  • Committed to amplifying the mission of the Ambassador Program and to championing Fly Five
  • Enthusiastic about sharing knowledge and collaborating with other educators
  • Passionate about teaching SEL and willing to stay abreast of the latest SEL research and trends
  • Comfortable engaging with audiences virtually and in-person

What does a Fly Five Ambassador do?

Fly Five Ambassadors share their expertise on topics related to Fly Five by participating in various initiatives spearheaded by Center for Responsive Schools (CRS), Fly Five’s developer. Fly Five Ambassador activities may include:

  • Leading in-school SEL professional learning communities
  • Attending CRS conferences
  • Highlighting student work and experiences with the Fly Five curriculum
  • Participating in webinars and virtual panel discussions
  • Writing articles and blog posts on SEL-related topics
  • Participating in Twitter chats and other social media events and campaigns

Benefits of becoming a Fly Five Ambassador

  • Professional development through micro-credential certificates
  • Participation in a national professional learning community
  • The opportunity to build and share SEL knowledge
  • An exclusive invitation to present at conferences, lead webinars, engage in panel discussions, and contribute to CRS publications

  • The opportunity to network and partner with educators in the SEL field
  • The potential to be featured in CRS testimonials, data stories, articles, and more
  • A free subscription to the Journal of Social and Emotional Learning, the flagship journal from CRS

How can educators become Fly Five Ambassadors?

Fly Five license holders can apply to become Ambassadors starting in October of each year. Once applications have been reviewed, applicants will be sent instructions for completing ten hours of micro-credentials. Applicants will be recognized as official Fly Five Ambassadors once they have completed all required micro-credentials.

The Fly Five Ambassador Program runs from October 1 to April 1 annually. Though Ambassadors do not need to reapply each year, continuing education credits may be required.


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