Category: Relational

Doulos Welcomes Our First Campus Brand Ambassador

Doulos Welcomes Our First Campus Brand Ambassador

Last semester at Doulos, we initiated our Brand Ambassador Program. The goal of this program is to have representatives on college campuses who believe in the mission of Doulos and who want to share what we are doing here with their peers in hopes that they, too, might capture our vision.

Michelle Howard, our very first brand ambassador, is a junior at Furman University. Michelle spent last summer with us as an intern during our summer camps. Michelle had the opportunity to support work teams, interact with Doulos students, and work closely with a mountain community we partner with called, Angosto. Michelle jumped on the opportunity to become our first brand ambassador because she believes in our mission. “I love Doulos, the kids and the staff there, and everything that Doulos stands for, and is about.”

As our brand ambassador, Michelle is responsible for being our voice on her campus. She speaks at various campus ministries, builds relationships, meets up with students to share more in-depth about what we are doing, and ultimately aids in our recruiting process on her campus. “I care about Doulos and believe in the school, and my desire is to take opportunities to share about what I care about.”

We are thankful for Michelle and her voice on Furman’s campus. We are excited about the opportunity to have Brand Ambassadors on other campuses across the country. What better way to hear about Doulos than from a peer who understands so well who we are? “I always go through the statistics about education in the DR because Doulos desires to create leaders who are smart, ambitious, and who love the Lord. I think that is really important.” Michelle has built enduring friendships with our Doulos students and staff, and has already made her way back to visit since last summer.

Are you a college student who has been impacted by what we are doing here at Doulos? If you are interested in more information about being a part of our Brand Ambassador team, please contact our Communications Director at kylie.dever@doulosdiscovery.org.

 

Who’s your BUDDY?

Pal.
 
Companion.
 
Partner.
 
Friend.
You don’t have to look very hard or very far to find the buddy system in play at Doulos. From the amphitheater, to the playground, to the classroom, buddies are EVERYWHERE. There are official buddies: older grades matched up with younger grades that sit together in the mornings during flag
read together in the classrooms
 
play together at recess on certain days
 
​The concept of “buddy” is thriving in the relational, academic community that is collectively focused on Jesus, which is Doulos. ​On the campus itself, there are buddy examples, but let’s not forget about Doulos’ other buddies who may not be seen as close-up but who play a vital role in developing this facet of Doulos further.
There are our amazing sponsors, whose generosity and heart to give the gift of an excellent education is only surpassed by their genuine love for Doulos students. There are our mission partners, some of whom have been with Doulos since the beginning. There are our service learning teams, many of whom return to invest in relationship year after year. The Doulos community near and far thrives because of a simple concept lived out to its very core: Buddies are important because relationships play a crucial role in the character, development and life of all of us!