Educators

NCF Ambassador Program

The goal of the NCF Ambassador Program is to educate students on principles of cybersecurity through live instruction by a trained educator/expert who focuses on lessons and exercises in the NCF's "Outsmart Cyberthreats" or OC booklet.

The program is carefully designed to teach students practical things they need to know to keep their personal and important information safe online. Upon successful completion of the (4-6 week) program, they are honored for their achievements and become "ambassadors" in their school and community to encourage fellow students to learn more about being cyber safe.

See below to learn about the 1st group of NCF Ambassadors from St. Mary of the Mills and see photos from their ceremony.


BENEFITS OF THE AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

  • Empowers students to become cyber smart 
  • Actively engages youth in instructional sessions utilizing the OC Booklet
  • Helps youth to gain a deeper understanding of basic cybersecurity principles
  • Encourages youth to embrace roles as advocates for responsible online behavior

After completing the lessons in the OC Booklet with a trained teacher/expert, these hardworking students are celebrated in a special ceremony to acknowledge their dedication to protecting data and learning basic cybersecurity principles.


Success Stories

Oct 2023 St. Mary of the Mills Ambassadors

October 2023 - St. Mary of the Mills - NCF Ambassadors with the NCF's Dr. Alisha Jordan and their STEAM instructor Mr. Derrick Harrell.

St. Mary of The Mills Catholic School
Laurel, Md 

St. Mary of the Mills partnered with the NCF to establish the first NCF Ambassador Program, a pioneering initiative aimed at educating students on the principles of cybersecurity through the "Outsmart Cyberthreats" booklet.

Students selected for the NCF Ambassador Program received live instruction from their STEAM Teacher (Mr. Derrick Harrell) at St. Mary of the Mills, delving into comprehensive content centered on data care, encryption, and responsible online practices. The program is carefully designed to teach students practical things they need to know to keep their personal and important information safe online.

Upon successful completion of the program, these dedicated students were honored in a culminating ceremony, recognizing their commitment to upholding the principles of data care and cybersecurity. The students were pinned with a National Cryptologic Foundation Ambassador pin on October 25, 2023.

Through this collaborative effort between St. Mary of the Mills and the National Cryptologic Foundation, students emerge as informed digital citizens, ready to navigate the complexities of the modern digital world while prioritizing the security and integrity of their personal information.

St. Mary of the Mills Ambassador Completion Ceremony - Oct 2023 - Click photos for larger view.