SO WHO EXACTLY ARE WE?
We are a network primarily run by teens and young adults, with some experts in the back to allow us to stay grounded and make sure we are delivering reputable information and ideas, but ultimately from our own point of view - peer to peer - and with our own perspective!!!
We want to connect with peers based on interest areas important to them individually, involving you as much or as little as you like. You can hover, observe and chat or you can take charge and become a Peer Ambassador leading or driving and interest group yourself!
You can connect with others, share your interests, projects you’ve tried, questions you have and answers you can give.
You can do all sort of things in between as well. Get involved or just talk about it. Up to you!
BTW HOW DID YOU END UP WITH “SQUID NET”?
Well… we used to be a community called “Let’s Go Teens!!!”. But true to our vision of what we wanted to be we opened up the door for feedback and it turned out the name just wasn’t sitting right with all you all. So after a few brainstorming sessions with several of our Peer Ambassadors we decided to open up a re-naming challenge with voting on our new name.
After several days of voting we draw a winner from the pool of participants. Here the drawing done by Betsy our Peer Ambassador of the Nutrition and Fitness Section: Drawing Winner for Re-Name Poll
At this point we are still in the middle of logo development again with a group of Ambassadors and a few professional designers…. so stay tuned where it gets us!
WHAT EXACTLY IS A PEER AMBASSADOR?
I thought you’d never ask…. LOL… no seriously though, a Peer Ambassador, or PA, is a member who falls into the age group anywhere between 13 and 25ish and who has expressed the ambition and drive to be in the forefront of our community.
Some of them have approached us over interests deeply relevant to them and feeling these interests had a significant enough following among their peers to be dug in deeper. This is for instance how Betsy got involved in Health and Fitness.
Some were already involved in or wanted to become involved in specialty programs or special areas of professional life and decided this community would be a great way to get their feet wet and develop themselves. Ethan and Ashlyn are two who would best be described by this as they are heading off gaming\coding and leadership sections respectively under our life skill area.
And some just wanted to get involved, help, have fun, well and maybe hone their skills, such as Victor and Ashley.
There are many more and we are growing quite quickly having peers not only in the U.S.A. but also already in Germany.
Where do you want to be? Are you interested in maybe finding a bit more to do then just to read and chat?
Drop us a line: Hello@Squid-Net.com