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Arvada/Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth (AWRSAY)

The Arvada Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth (AWRSAY) is unique in that it recognizes teens who otherwise have been missed. Yet, these teens have accomplished much more than most people. They have faced adversities and obstacles, ranging from major health issues, to drugs and crime within the family. They have not let these adversities stop them; they overcame these obstacles.

AWRSAY is a ten year old program and each year the number of kids recognized has increased.  The last three years AWRSAY honored 100 kids each year. Of these, 21 seniors are offered $900 scholarships to Red Rocks Community College and 4 seniors will be offered $1200 scholarships to Red Rocks Community College.  These scholarships can be renewed for a second semester as long as certain guidelines are followed. Throughout the year all honorees are provided leadership, recognition and educational opportunities.

Wheat Ridge Foundation Contact: Curt Gilmore

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Wheat Ridge Feed the Future Backpack Program

Wheat Ridge Feed the Future Back Pack Program

Various non-profit agencies and individuals have come together to provide an on-going  fund which supports the collection and dissemination of food items, each weekend, to students in eight Title I (free/reduced lunch eligible) elementary schools. The program is meant to provide children who are on the School Free and Reduced Lunch program some extra meals to see them through the week-end when they otherwise would go hungry. The program provides two breakfast and two lunch items, two snacks, fruit and vegetables.

Wheat Ridge Foundation Contact: Loretta DiTirro

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