BBB invites high school students to warn peers about scams and earn a scholarship

The San Diego Better Business Bureau (BBB) is inviting high school juniors and seniors in San Diego and Imperial counties to participate in its 2013 Student Ambassador program. Sponsored by Union Bank, the BBB’s Student Ambassador program is a speakers bureau where high school students deliver speeches to their peers on how to be smarter consumers and protect themselves from scams and fraud.
The BBB said students who deliver the most speeches can earn scholarship money for college. In addition, the BBB said its Student Ambassador program is a personal growth opportunity for students to add public speaking skills to their resume and learn to overcome fears of public speaking. Deadline to apply for this year’s Student Ambassador program is Friday, Feb. 15. For more information, visit, or contact Brenna Simon, BBB Student Ambassador coordinator,, (858) 496-2131.
In 2012, La Mesa resident Garrett Barclay, a student at St. Augustine High School, shared a $1,000 scholarship with two other students after the trio delivered eight speeches to 231 students.