Blanchet House’s Student Ambassador program engages high school students in projects to bring awareness to homelessness. Ambassadors learn about the causes of homelessness and the services available in order to build support in their communities.


Student Ambassadors

Lauren Baker La Salle Preparatory
Abbie Biller Jesuit High School
Lila Belden Cleveland High School
Claire Cao Jesuit High School
Kainat Deo St. Mary’s Academy
Soren Gillette Grant High School
Jacob Grass Mountainside High School
Meredith Holland Jesuit High School
Lynn Kim Sunset High School
Henry Lefever Grant High School
Kaylee Nguyen Sunset High School
Araya Ouanesisouk Adrienne C. Nelson High School
Annie Page La Salle Preparatory
Noelle Plasse Lake Oswego High School
Kaitlyn Randolph Sunset High School
Justin Rim Lakeridge High School
Coco Schindler-Ord Grant High School
Amelia Stone Lakeridge High School
Arada Toloczko Lake Oswego High School
Lily Wang Catlin Gabel

Blanchet House Student Ambassadors - Spring 2024

Student Ambassador Projects

Blanchet House student ambassadors create mission-related projects geared toward building community and awareness. Ambassadors host drives at their schools, organize events to build an understanding of homelessness, develop unique fundraisers, and much more.

Blanchet House Student Ambassador High School Benefit Show

Art Benefit Show

Sunset High School ambassadors hosted a benefit concert to raise funds for Blanchet’s programs. The event featured dance and musical performances as well as student art and homemade baked goods.

Blue Bag program

Blue Bags

Abbie Biller has been instrumental in Blanchet’s participation in BottleDrop’s Blue Bag program. She helps keep our volunteer room stocked with blue bags!

Lauren Baker & Annie Page, Student Ambassador Sock Drive

Sock Drive

Lauren Baker and Annie Page organized a sock drive, which brought in more than 200 pairs. Read more about it in the La Salle Falconer.

Portland Bakes

Portland Bakes

Student Ambassador Kaitlyn Randolph started this student-led baking organization. Members bake various items that are picked up and donated to Blanchet House. Follow @portlandbakes on Instagram.

Noelle Plasse, Student Ambassador Care Kit Drive

Care Kit Drive

Student Ambassador Noelle Plasse coordinated a hygiene item drive and care kit packing event with her peers at Lake Oswego High School.

Tom Thake, Student Ambassador

Shirts for Shelter

Tom Thake developed a screen-printed t-shirt fundraiser to raise money for Blanchet House. Learn more >

Other Ambassador Happenings

Student Ambassadors also participate in activities to learn more about Blanchet House programs and connect deeper with our work.

Blanchet House Student Ambassador Program

Volunteer Service

The Spring 2024 Student Ambassadors have been volunteering together in the Blanchet House cafe, serving meals to our guests experiencing housing and food insecurity.

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Student Ambassadors learn about Beekeeping at Blanchet Farm

Beekeeping at Blanchet Farm

The 2021-2022 Student Ambassadors joined volunteer beekeeper Katy Fackler and Blanchet Farm residents to learn more about the Blanchet Farm beekeeping program.

Student Ambassadors Visit Blanchet Farm

Blanchet Farm Visit

Ambassadors went on a tour guided by our Farm Manager Ross Sears, met the animals, and painted ornaments in the woodshop.