We ended the 3rd year of the TOFA Ambassador Leadership Academy with a banquet on Friday, 13th August, 6:30pm at the Elk Grove Park Pavillion.
The goal of the Ambassador program is to activate awareness within the members of the Asian Pacific Islander Youth and their personal and civic duty to create change within the community.
This year our Ambassadors learned about current health issues, financial literacy, Pacific Islanders as defined by the U.S. government, participated in a mock legislative session, and listened to presentations from various API leaders and professionals each month since January.
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TOFA Ambassadors began the 2020 year meeting at the Sacramento Sheriff’s Community Office in South Sacramento. Due to COVID-19, we quickly adapted and moved to online meetings via zoom. Topics that were covered this year included formal greetings, networking, financial literacy, lyric composition, team building, culture, art, the law, and a big part of this year’s program was the 2020 Census outreach.
This year was special because TOFA Ambassadors’ efforts for the 2020 Census reached over 900 people through social media, personal and phone contacting. As end of year assignments, TOFA Ambassadors reported on their favourite moments throughout the 2020 program and participated in a Census essay or presentation competition.
Thanks to generous donations from Farm Fresh to You and in coordination with Asian Resources (ARI), TOFA was able to distribute 800 boxes of Vegetables and Fruits to the Pacific Islander community around Sacramento.
From Jun 12th until August 21st, Farm Fresh to You donated boxes of Vegetables and Fruits to ARI to be distributed to the API community throughout Sacramento. TOFA was chosen to distribute boxes to the Pacific Islander section.
Each Friday TOFA Ambassador representatives picked up the boxes from ARI and delivered them to various church and community leaders who then shared them with families in their groups. A big thanks to our TOFA Ambassadors and parents who helped each week.
TOFA united with Pacific Islander Community Leaders come together as another reminder to be counted in the 2020 Census.
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