Do you know any high school students who have taken the AP® Human Geography course, scoring a 3, 4, or 5 on the exam? If so, let them know they are now eligible to become an American Geographical Society Junior Service Fellow!
These students have chosen to master collegiate level human geography while still in high school, where they have learned the core geographical concepts that serve as the foundation for a lifetime of geographical learning, public service, and professional success. In doing this, they have self-selected in to our global geography community. In creating the AGS Junior Service Fellows (AGS JSF) category, the AGS seeks to provide these students with a global platform that will empower them to leverage the power of their geographical scholarship to make the world a better place through public service.
It can be done in 4 EASY STEPS:
Step 1) Every student who has scored a 3, 4, or 5 on the AP® Human Geography exam can go to www.GeoBadges.org and register for the “Collegiate Human Geography” badge, uploading evidence of his/her test score.
Step 2) Each student must earn at least one additional GeoBadge, from the following list, demonstrating a practical set of geographical skills “Skills”: OSM Editor, OSM Surveyor, GeoAcademy (multiple), MapStory Editor, or MapStory StoryTeller.
Step 3) Once the GeoBadges are earned, the students can become an AGS Junior Service Fellow by paying a ONE TIME $20 enrollment fee, by clicking here.
Step 4) To remain in “Good Standing” as an AGS JSF, each student must undertake at least 10 hours of public service ANNUALLY through geographical activities identified by the following GeoBadges (www.GeoBadges.org):
YouthMappers: Support to youth geography education through the establishment and operation of YouthMappers chapters, and support to their mapping activities.
CrisisMappers: Support to any crisis through myriad mapping-related activities recognized by the CrisisMappers community.
MapStory: Support to libraries, museums, government agencies, community organizations, and educational institutions that contributes new geographical data and stories to the global data commons via www.mapstory.org.
GeoPlunge: Support to the establishment and operation of GeoPlunge teams and tournaments.
NOTE: This list is always growing, with new opportunities to give back to your community through geography inspired public service.
*A student’s AGS Junior Service Fellow status is effective until they graduate college, assuming they remain in “Good Standing” through the regular performance of 10 hours of public service through geography, annually.
*To mail in your registration payment for AGS JSF, fill out the form associated with the mail in version by clicking HERE.