Located in Arapahoe County, Colorado is the Unnamed Creek, a long waterway that flows behind three schools — Eaglecrest High School, Thunder Ridge Elementary School, and Antelope Ridge Elementary School. While the creek receives consistent foot traffic from community members, many of its problems were left unaddressed. This included inconvenient path routes, overgrown vegetation, inefficient water regulation, and a lack of cleanliness.
Such problems caught the attention of the Mile High Flood District, leading to the conception of a project. However, with the success of the Five Point Youth Ambassadors, there was a decision to be made about how to approach the community. Eventually, a consensus was reached—the development of a new ambassador team—the No Name Youth Ambassadors, the second subgroup of the GLO Ambassadors Program consisted of nine Aurora community members. The first step: envision a creek that encapsulated the community’s needs and wants, one that united the common interests of the people. After meeting for dozens of hours in the span of four months, the No Name Youth Ambassadors created an accurate and plausible vision for a new creek.
Next, they had to plan a community event to showcase the plans and their efforts. What seemed to be a simple task spanned months; an effort to create an event that incorporated all aspects of the community. But, after hundreds of emails and dozens of calls, the No Name Youth Ambassadors created an event for the community, planned by the community, and showcased talent from the community. Overall, the event was a huge success, attracting over 110 community members.
After two years of adversity and accomplishment, the No Name Youth Ambassadors rallied their community to enact change, creating plans for a new creek that will begin construction in the winter of 2023.