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Zara's Ambassador Program (ZAP) engages young people and community leaders to help the children at Zara's Center. By becoming a Zara Ambassador, you'll help ensure Zara's children receive daily meals, academic support, arts experiences, and computer instruction. These services help our children stay in school and reach their full potential so they can break the cycle of poverty in their community.

There are many ways to become an Ambassador. Read below to see what some of our previous Ambassadors have done:



Jenna B. is currently working on securing donated items for Zara's kids. In November 2020, Jenna worked with our US staff to create an online wishlist of much-needed items and then spread the word through her school community. Through her efforts, we have already received 59 pairs of sneakers, and 126 reusable masks for our children. Jenna now leads a formal initiative, Zara's Connection Club (ZCC), at her high school. To learn more about ZCC, click here.

"No matter what age you are, you can get involved in ZAP and help supply school fees, food, clothing, and support the many programs they offer. It is not only fulfilling work, but also a great learning opportunity that I will continue to cherish. It is definitely worth it to check out Zara’s Center and all of the great opportunities they offer."  - Jenna



"Zara’s Center is an incredible program that provides a safe and nurturing environment for children who have lost one or both of their parents to HIV/AIDS. I have volunteered at Zara’s Center for many years and even though I live on a different continent, technology has made it possible for me to connect with the kids at the Center through Zoom calls. I speak with the kids about all sorts of things like school, sports and what we do for fun. My goal is to encourage them and teach them about life in America. It turns out they teach me too."  - Coby


Loriz A. has been involved with Zara's Center since the 5th grade, when she inspired her classmates to raise funds for Zara's Center. The 4th and 5th grade homerooms of Alexander Montessori School spent a week raising funds during homeroom for Zara Center. In just one week, the class raised $875 for Zara's Center.

Later, when Loriz was in 8th grade, she spread the word about Zara's Center to the student government. The Ransom Everglades Middle School Student Government raised $220 for Zara's Center during spirit week.

We are so grateful to Loriz and her classmates for their support. Their efforts have made a big difference in the lives of the children at the Center.

If your child, class, or group is interested in participating in one of the programs above, please contact our Program Manager,

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