Someone You Should Know-Alexis Robbins

By: Lee Gordon Email
By: Lee Gordon Email

High school seniors are usually thinking about college, parties, and things of that nature...but not many high school students think about giving back.

But one girl at Chiles is changing the way high school seniors think, act, and treat others...

No one knows compassion quite like Alexis Robbins.

"I make time for things that can help other people."

The Chiles Senior has formed a group called the Compassion Club. The goal is to change the life of a child forever, by raising money to rescue kids from poverty. So Alexis adopted a young boy from Kenya, and she's raising money to help feed her new friend.

"His name is Mwakamisha Katana and he's five and he's so cute and writes letters back and forth and they translate it and it's so great to know you can help people so far away."

But it's not just Alexis. Her generosity has spilled over into the entire student body. So far, the club has raised almost 500 dollars and other students have adopted kids in need.

"I support a child in Kenya named Junior Willie," said Compassion Club member Taylor Hettinger, "He's five and he's adorable and writes letters and it makes you feel good inside."

The Compassion Club is relatively new. They've only had three or so meetings, but Alexis is using her power of persuasion to make her fellow students drive out the darkness with love. And so far, mission accomplished.

"She's great. She gets on the announcements and writes on the boards and makes banners and brings in cans for money."

Alexis says she loves feeling like she's helped somebody and hopes the group grows in the near future. But when you see the faces of those who are receiving the help, it's hard not to lend a hand.

"Something so little, a little bit of time that you sacrifice is such a big help to people like that."

To help the club, you can log on to www.chiles.leon.k12.fl.us/compassion.com or visit the main page at www.compassion.com


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