We are excited to expand the Ambassador Training program. Continue to watch this space for updates! Right now, we are focusing on rolling out these initiatives:

  • Ambassador App: Thanks to the generous partnership and support of AdvanceNet, we are utilizing the WorkReady app for communication and coordination between Ambassador groups. 
  • Online and Hybrid Training Implementation: In the past, the Ambassador Training has been limited to those who can attend the pre-conference session at the annual conference; now, any team will be able to attend regardless of location! We are building out online modules for asynchronous dissemination, as well as modifying the face-to-face training for live delivery over Zoom.  Please email ambassadorcoordinator@coabe.org to gain access! 

The 65,000+ adult education leaders stand united in a national campaign to move learning opportunities forward for all Americans to achieve economic mobility. If you are an adult educator stand with us in this educational campaign to help funders understand the value we bring to students, workers and businesses in contributing to social mobility and economic growth. If we educate, then we elevate.

“I’m a huge supporter of the Ambassador Training Program and believe it empowers students to find their voice and tell their story. While this is very powerful for advocacy efforts, even more important for the individual students is that it helps them build important life and employability skills such as confidence, leadership, communication and self-efficacy. ”

Sheryl Hart, Arizona State Director

Calling All Adult Education Directors, Instructors, and Student Leaders

Ambassadors become representational leaders by developing their voice so they can effectively represent other students and take action for social change on issues they care about.

COABE’s Student Engagement Task Force wants to establish teams of trainers from programs around the country.

Ambassador Training 4 Components

  • Awareness–statistics and research about the value of adult basic education
  • Stories–most powerful tool to effect change
  • Public speaking–message and delivery
  • Meeting with officials–planning, practicing, facilitating meetings with people in power


  • Develop role and identity as a representational leader
  • Provide students with skills for college and career success
  • Increase visibility of adult education
  • Offer networking for students–current and alumni