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About the Westside Ambassadors Program

The Westside Ambassadors (WSA) Program not only enables students to earn income in a fun learning environment, but also offers a wide array of development and advancement opportunities that will assist students and young adults further succeed in the workplace, in school, and in their personal lives.

What is the WSA program?

Be part of the action at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Our Westside Ambassadors create and deliver many of the memorable experiences fans, guests and customers from around the world come to enjoy at Mercedes-Benz Stadium at each and every sports and entertainment event!

Be an event day difference maker alongside many other Westside Atlanta students developing a background and skillset rooted in Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s world renowned “Welcome Home” customer experience service philosophy and culture.

The Westside Ambassadors Program is an excellent way to get in the game, whether we are hosting our Atlanta Falcons, our Atlanta United soccer team, college football games, concerts and more!

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How do I know if I'm qualified?


  • Minimum of 16 years of age
  • In good academic standing
  • High School freshman, sophomores, or juniors are all eligible
  • Must provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator
  • Must attend a local and participating Westside school

Recruitment Classes

  • Available in February/March and August/September of each year

WSA Participating Schools

  • The BEST Academy
  • Benjamin E. Mays High School
  • Booker T. Washington High School
  • Carver Early College
  • Therrell High School
  • Frederick Douglas High School
  • Kipp Atlanta Collegiate
  • Maynard Jackson High School
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Why should I become a Westside Ambassador?

Westside Ambassadors and their peers will perform a wide variety of Guest Service roles throughout the stadium. You will enjoy WSA team building exercises, training and development workshops, huddle activities, on the job experiences and learning, team outings, special perks and much more!

Show us that you are the best of the best throughout your WSA journey and you may also then be eligible for some of the following growth and leadership opportunities.

Rise Up with the Atlanta Falcons

Experience gameday operations like:

  • Pre-Game hospitality preparations, VIP guest and player family escorts, hosting, and operational experiences
  • Exposure to NFL Officials & other dignitaries, Atlanta Falcons staff, players, and executives
  • Learn about NFL Gameday event departments including Live Events, Food and Beverage, Security & Public Safety, Fan Experience and more

Unite and Conquer with Atlanta United

Experience matchday operations such as:

  • Pre-match preparation, special guests, players, and dignitary escorts
  • Host across the venue from premium club spaces, suites, and seating bowls teams
  • Gain exposure to MLS Officials, Atlanta United staff, players, and executives
  • Learn about MLS departments, including Production, Engineering, Sales, Service and Operations

Games, Concerts, Live Events, and Exclusive Training

Be a part of the of the most popular entertainment experiences in the world, including: College Football, Concerts, 3rd Party Events, and so much more! Exclusive training & development opportunities are also held for WSA ambassadors on Microsoft’s Atlanta based Corporate Campus.

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Meet Some Of Our Amazing Ambassadors

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Taylor Jones

“My WSA experience has been great thus far. I’ve gotten to learn how to interact with different sorts of people and personalities.  This has also taught me how to approach different types of situations and resolve issues resulting in better experiences for our guests.”

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Matthew Nurse

“My name is Matthew Nurse, I’m 17 years old and attend KIPP Atlanta High School. The biggest takeaways that I’ve learned from during my Westside Ambassador Experience are being punctual, having more responsibility, and being accountable for my actions.”

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Arron Dabney

“As a Westside Ambassador at Mercedes-Benz Stadium one of the biggest learnings I’ve had during my program is building on my communication skills.  I’ve learned how to speak to multiple people at one time without being nervous.  This has helped me both at school and in preparing application for college.”

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Soleil Thompson

“The most impactful experience for me as a Westside Ambassador has been networking with sport administrators because I major in sports media. Getting to know and interact with people in the industry and executives has been very meaningful.”

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“The needs in our society are more profound than at any point in my lifetime. The gap between rich and poor in America is growing. Philanthropy alone cannot repair all of the social injustice in our country or the world. It can, however, inspire good will, spark innovation and provide thought leadership.”
- Arthur M. Blank

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