The Early College of Arvada Ambassadors are a group of seniors who not only embody the school’s motto of “wonder, work, and wisdom,” but bring those values to larger communities in a variety of service projects. The journey in becoming an ECA Ambassador begins in the summer before senior year. Each ECA Ambassador is required to volunteer over the summer to a local charitable organization or service.
This year ECA Ambassadors volunteered with Growing Home, Tennyson Elementary after school program, Groundwork Colorado, Open Trails, Habitat for Humanity, and Family Promise among others. Also, as part of their application, ECA Ambassadors had to reflect on the role of the leadership and in its potential impact both locally in the community and globally. Ambassadors are also required to maintain a high GPA as well as consistent high standing in their classroom and campus citizenship.
2016-17 ECA Ambassadors
Vanessa De Loa
ECA Ambassadors run a tutoring service every Monday and Wednesday afternoon at Simpson United Methodist Church for elementary students from Tennyson Knolls and other surrounding schools. Other service projects this year have included working at the Denver Rescue Mission, feeding the homeless with “Project PB&J,” working in conjunction with Clothes to Kids of Denver, an outreach program designed to provide clothes to the homeless youth of Denver. Later this spring, the Ambassadors will be partnering with a local Arvada retirement home as part of an outreach to help meet the needs of our community’s most senior citizens.
The ECA Ambassadors are led by Coach Shaffer and if you would like more information or would like to suggest a service project, please let us know.
Ambassador Project PB&J