Junior Ambassadors Have a Momentous Year

By: Anna Hartshorne; Jr. Ambassador

The Junior Ambassadors have worked to become involved in the efforts of the Food Bank and bring awareness to other high schoolers about the need for active involvement and service in the Tulsa community. The Junior Ambassadors are a group of high school students who meet to learn about organizations around Tulsa who serve the community and discuss ways to advocate for food insecurity in Tulsa.

Every year the Junior Ambassadors plan a fundraiser for the Food Bank, Battle of the Bands. The event provides a platform for young people to support the Food Bank and gain familiarity with its work. A highlight of this year for the Junior Ambassadors was traveling to the capitol to participate in Hunger Action Day. We advocated for new legislation and spoke to legislators about food insecurity in Oklahoma.

Being a part of the Junior Ambassadors brings new opportunities to every student involved, and provides a platform to make a difference in the community at a young age.  Personally, being a Junior Ambassador has given me confidence in my ability to make a difference in my community. Seeing the work of the Food Bank up close and learning from all of its volunteers and employees has given me a new perspective on what it means to live with a passion to serve. As a high schooler, I am thankful for the opportunities that being a Junior Ambassador brought me, and am excited for the year to come.

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Any high school student who would like to participate in the Junior Ambassadors in the 2018-19 school year can contact Anushka Raje at 918-936-4511 or araje@okfoodbank.org.

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