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Nationally Recognized Student Trainer

The only student in the nation who is trained to train other students as a Safe School Ambassador (SSA) is a Driller. Tate Turner is a junior at Bakersfield High School (BHS). He is the very first person under age 18 in the United States to accomplish this incredible goal.

Tate Turner running Safe School training at BHS.

He has dozens of hours of training under his belt and is already training KHSD students on the important work of becoming SSA’s.

    “When we have students like Tate who are passionate about doing the right thing and making his peers feel welcomed and safe, the community experiences that ripple effect.” - Tiffani Alvidrez, Head Counselor, PLTW, SSA Ambassadors, BHS

Tate is currently the BHS Safe School Ambassador Vice President and assists the President, Emily Frank, in producing the activities that the students do during the meetings and trainings. He has set a goal for himself to commit to doing four Ambassador Acts each day, along with encouraging the Student Ambassadors he trains to do the same.  

Training program in library at BHS

    “Our students who are trained by Tate get the added benefit of seeing how realistic it is for young people to actually follow through with the skills he teaches them.” - Tiffani Alvidrez, Head Counselor, PLTW, SSA Ambassadors, BHS

Tate will continue to reiterate the skills that he teaches during the trainings and will also be one of the trainers when new students are recruited to be Safe School Ambassadors.

    “We are incredibly lucky to have students like Tate on this campus and in our community!” - Tiffani Alvidrez, Head Counselor, PLTW, SSA Ambassadors, BHS

Turner is training other students at this program.

Tate plans to become an engineer and work in architecture or the aerospace industry.

Safe School Ambassador training at BHS.