2013 Parent Ambassadors

The 2013 Parent Ambassador team did a fabulous job. They were been at our State Capitol in Olympia testifying on key issues, advocating with lawmakers, and helped put together an amazing Lobby Day in March. They have had letters to the editor published and have completed “teach backs” in their local communities. Ambassadors have already been part of some important successes including the passage of two early learning bills that will improve the early childhood system. While the budget is not yet completed ECEAP is well positioned to receive a meaningful increase in the state budget.  Thanks to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Ambassadors are also receiving financial literacy training and are participating in a pilot IDA program in which they are saving for specific career goals including college attendance. We would like to thank our core funder the Peppercorn Foundation for their continuing support of the Parent Ambassadors Program and helping us launch this amazing program.     


Parent Ambassador Program Name Hometown
Stephanie Bare Bright Beginnings for Kittitas County Ellensburg
Martha Banda Granger Early Childhood Center Outlook
Rebecca Boyer Mid-Columbia Children's Council Goldendale
Emma Chapman Kitsap Community Resources Bainbridge Island
Charity Edwards Snohomish County ECEAP/HS Everett
Betuel Gonzalez Chelan- Douglas Child Services Wenatchee
VIctoria Hilt Kitsap Community Resources Bremmerton
John Jones Tacoma Public Schools Head Start Tacoma
Terra Luff Lower Columbia HS/ECEAP/EHS Longview
Ginger Finau Puget Sound ESD Kent
Yvonne MInnier Northeast WA Early Childhood Program Kingston
Rebecca Nielsen Denise Louie Education Center Pullman
Guyanthony Parramore Puget Sound ESD Seattle
Benjamin Parrish Puget Sound ESD Educare Seattle
Marciela Rodrigez Puget Sound ESD Kirkland
Benjamin Smith Spokane County HS/ECEAP/EHS Airway Heights
Cecilia Smith Seattle Public Schools HS Seattle
Jennifer Thomas Spokane County HS/ECEAP/EHS Spokane
Kayle Troester Skagit Islands HEad Start Wenatchee
P.A. Graduates & 2012 Peer Mentors
Crystal Garvin Peer Mentor (2012 P.A, Opportunity Council) Bellingham
Nicole Gonzales Peer Mentor (2012 P.A, Walla Walla Public Schools) Walla Walla
Jennifer Ross Peer Mentor (2012 P.A., Spokane County HS/ECEAP/EHS Spokane

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