The purpose of TOFA Ambassadors 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.
Meets January - May Annually
Join us, January 4th from 6-8 p.m. first meeting of 2024
Sam Pannell Community Center
For more information
Contact Luisa Lavulo (916) 256-5684 firstname.lastname@example.org
Come and join the Ambassadors, a dynamic group of young PI’s that are exploring their passions, developing new life skills, learning about their local community, and making lifelong friends.
Our diverse range of programs and activities are tailored to meet the needs and interests of all. Whether you are looking to take up a new hobby, volunteer your time, or simply hang out with your friends, TOFA Ambassadors has something for you!
Click the link below to sign up.
"I'm brave and I want to experience new things and continue to help my peers to do the rights things and be a leader!"
-Emani, 10 years old
"I am a TOFA Amabassador, of course I am not afraid to speak publicly"
-Meletonga, 13 years old
4th - Meeting/Welcome, Registration, Ambassador Contracts
11th - 1st Virtual Assignment Due w/ #TOFAambassadors2023-TikTok
what is a TOFA Ambassador? Assignment post
18th - Meeting, nominate/debate - campaign
25th - Presidential Campaign, final statement video assignment
1st - Meeting, Presidential vote/count/announcement/Short recap on what is Money? What is Real Estate?
8th - Virtual Assignment Due w/ #TOFAambassadors2023- Real Estate? #TOFAFinancialLiteracyMonth
15th - Meeting. How to use Real Estate for wealth? How to Budget
22th - Virtual Assignment Due w/ #TOFAambassadors2023- How to use Real Estate for wealth #TOFAFinancialLiteracyMonth
29th - No Meeting
7th - Meeting, What are your civic duties? Politician ladder/Who can you go to for change in your neighborhood?
9th - Field Trip: STEM P.I.E.F.E.S.T Bay Area
14th - Meeting, details TBD
21th - LBHS Nesian Fest Table/Performance
28th - Meeting, details TBD
4th - Meeting, Choose a career
11th - Find out what the typical job duties/attire is
18th - Meeting, come dressed as your chosen profession
25th - Assignment week - video post about your chosen profession
2nd - Meeting, - Learning how to make Tongan kiekie with Siale
Community service project - Graduation posters
9th -Assignment/API Heritage Month Post
16th - Meeting, Community Service project - Graduation posters
23th - Review of guest speaker and proposition discussion/debate
30th - No Meeting
Dance practices, time and place TBA
Performance, California State Fair, TBA
3rd - End of the year presentations, Awards Banquet
TOFA Ambassadors attended the Pacific Islanders Encouraging Fun, Engineering, Science, & Technology Event (PIEFEST) on Saturday, 11th March in Redwood City, CA. This event showcased Pacific Islander American professionals in the STEM industry. Our Ambassadors participated in hands on learning and came away with another avenue of possibilities for their paths in life. See more pictures in the photo gallery and videos on the tofainc instagram page.
TOFA Ambassadors visited the SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity (MOSAC) in Sacramento where they learned about science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) in a fun and engaging hands-on environment. See more pictures in the photo gallery.
TOFA Ambassadors present five things they have learned this year.
Louina Hafoka, Amelia Hafoka, Meletonga Lavulo with Luisa Lavulo
Our Ambassadors met at CrossFit Kaiwai for team building and networking exercises. Coach Liz, started off the night separating Ambassadors into teams. each team came up with a team name, logo and chant. She ended with teams directing a blindfolded team member to create a perfect square with a string of rope.
Our President ’Ofa Mann talked about networking. She had some of the Ambassadors represent city officials and practiced formal introductions and networking basics.
Elizabeth Mann is a Senior Recruiter for Pacific Staffing. Catherine ‘Ofa Mann has been a community leader for over 20 years, and served two full terms as an Asian and Pacific Islander Commissioner to the Governor of California.
This week our Ambassadors signed their agreement contracts, formed partnerships and learned to formally greet others. They will take this skill and apply it when they represent TOFA at community events this year.
On September 28th, 2019, TOFA President, ‘Ofa Mann, organized our TOFA Ambassador volunteers at the “Our Voice Matters; 18th Annual CA Voters & Candidates Forum”, hosted by APAPA. TOFA Ambassadors were security, time keepers, crowd control, greeters and audience participants.
APAPA’s founder CC Yin opened the event while keynote speaker, actor, Tzi Ma spoke to the importance of having our voices heard. Ma shared, that “entertainment is relevant, meaningful, and a powerful tool for us to have our voices heard.” A host of elected officials addressed the audience and answered questions from the public. We look forward to being part of this important event next year.