Meet the future of change!
Drumroll, please... We're officially introducing the inaugural class of REACH for Uganda's Teen Ambassador Program! These incredible young minds are ready to ignite a movement, empower Ugandan youth, and build a brighter future for education and healthcare in Uganda.
These amazing teens recently spent their summer immersed in Ugandan culture, teaching eager students, and advocating for REACH's critical work. After returning from being in Africa for three weeks, they continued to support REACH’s mission by hosting information sessions, leading fundraising campaigns, volunteering with the nonprofit, and spreading the word about our mission. Our Teen Ambassadors are more than just volunteers, they're the future of our mission. They're the bright voices spreading awareness, the helping hands building a brighter future for Ugandan children.
We are so proud to introduce you to Audrey and Caitlin, our 2024 Teen Ambassadors.
In the summer of 2023, Audrey, a junior at Yorktown High School, embarked on a life-changing experience: REACH’s Teen Trip to Uganda.
Prior to her journey, Audrey's passion sparked a $3,500 fundraising mission to help grow the game of softball in Uganda. In Uganda, she reveled in sharing her love for the game, teaching eager students the fundamentals of softball. Upon her return, Audrey's enthusiasm didn't wane. Hosting multiple information nights with friends and neighbors, she vividly presented her Ugandan adventure, inspiring many to get involved with REACH and sponsor students themselves.
REACH for Uganda's dedication to education and healthcare deeply resonates with Audrey, and she remains committed to finding ways to give back to the organization and the Ugandan people. Witnessing the scarcity of pencils in Ugandan schools firsthand during her volunteer work, Audrey's most recent campaign is a Pencil Drive – a heartfelt initiative to provide each student with their very own pencil, enriching their educational journey.
Find Audrey's Pencil Drive campaign here.