OUR FUTURE AMBASSADOR CANDIDATES

Student ambassadors are the focal point of our mission.  Through these young adult students, our values are represented around the globe!  They serve others and/or participate in important research all of which improves our planet while at the same time broadening their own horizons.  Our 2020 Candidates include young adults from California and Illinois.

Christopher Gonzalez

Orange County, CA

Christopher planned to travel during the summer of 2020 to work alongside experienced archaeologists on ancient Incan and Wari excavation sites in Peru traveling with our partner, Projects Abroad.

His travels were disrupted by COVID-19, we hope Christopher can reschedule his travel in the future!

Link HERE to help Christopher cover incidental travel costs he will incur while volunteering abroad during Summer 2020.

Christopher Huerta

Orange County, CA

During the summer of 2020, Christopher planned to support community efforts working with elephants, relieved from their previous lives in the tourism industry.  This volunteering project is one offered by our travel partner, GVI.

His travels were disrupted by COVID-19, we hope Christopher can reschedule his travel in the future!

Link HERE to help Chris cover incidental travel costs he will incur while volunteering abroad during Summer 2020.

Payton MaKenzie Kearns

Adams County, IL

Payton was scheduled to travel to Ghana, Africa during the summer of 2020 and focus on Women’s Economic Empowerment and Vocational Training.  Payton’s volunteer efforts will aim to improve financial independence, employment prospects and to boost confidence and quality of life for Ghanaian women. Payton will travel with our partner, GVI.

Payton’s travels were disrupted by COVID-19, we hope Payton is able to travel in the future!

Link HERE to help Payton cover incidental travel costs she will incur while volunteering abroad during Summer 2020.

OUR 2019 AMBASSADORS

Our inaugural year ambassadors will always be extra special to us since they helped us to pioneer the program’s very first year.

Alyssa Altamirano-Putnam

Founding Ambassador

Alyssa taught English and participated in Community Development projects in Ecuador in June and July of 2019 traveling with our partner, Projects Abroad.

Link here to read a story from Alyssa’s travels to the Galapagos Islands.

Julius Patterson

Founding Ambassador

Julius participated in child education and health projects in Thailand during July 2019 traveling with our partner, Cross-Cultural Solutions.

Link here to read a story from Julius’ travels to Thailand.

Ashlee Owings

Founding Ambassador

Ashlee participated in teaching English and Community Development projects in Costa Rica in July and August of 2019 traveling with our partner, GVI.

Link here to read a story from Ashlee’s travels to Costa Rica.

OUR 2020 AMBASSADOR

COVID-19 presented challenges to our program like it did to so many things.  We are so pleased Jerzo was able to travel, even if his travel was delayed by an entire year!

Jerzo Castellanos

2020 Alumus

Jerzo participated in Animal Conservation programs with a focus on Jaguar conservation in Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica. He completed his travel in July and August of 2021 (COVID-19 delayed) traveling with our partner, GVI.

Link here to read a story from Jerzo’s travels to Costa Rica.