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.

FALL 2023

Student Ambassadors

Lauren Baker La Salle Preparatory
Abbie Biller Jesuit High School
Claire Cao Jesuit High School
Isaac Cissna Oregon Episcopal School
Lizzy Dellit Jesuit High School
Kainat Deo St. Mary’s Academy
Toby Keefe-Nishino Lincoln High School
Lynn Kim Sunset High School
Henry Lefever Grant High School
Anna Loving 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

Blanchet House Student Ambassadors

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.

Blue Bag Fundraiser

Blue Bag Fundraiser

Kaylee Nguyen collected refundable cans and bottles using BottleDrop’s Blue Bag program.

Read More
Abby Wen Benefit Concert

Benefit Concert

Abby Wen and peers recorded a special concert to help raise funds for Blanchet House’s programs.

Watch the Video
Tom Thake, Student Ambassador

Shirts for Shelter

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

Learn More
Natasha Tomlinson Art

Art Project

Natasha Tomlinson created a painting inspired by Blanchet House’s meal services.

Gabe Gonzales - Student Ambassador Sock Drive

Clothing Drive

Gabe Gonzales organized a sock drive, collecting over 125lbs. of clothing for our guests.

Kainat Deo

Care Kit Drive

Kainat Deo coordinated a hygiene item drive and care kit packing event.

Other Ambassador Happenings

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

Student Ambassadors Group Volunteering - 2022-2023 cohort

Volunteer Service

The 2022-2023 Student Ambassadors have been volunteering together in the Blanchet House cafe serving meals to our guests experiencing housing and food insecurity.

Want to learn more about our Student Ambassador program? Email

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.