This year’s recipient is Isabella, a 12th grader from Central High School - East Campus. Isabella will become our second EMPOWER Human Kindness Ambassador to receive a $2,500 scholarship and, if needed, a complimentary orthodontic treatment. As the Public Relations Commissioner at Central High School, Isabella was given the opportunity to make her school a better place by reconstructing their social media platforms to be a kind environment where they could recognize student's hard work and congratulate one another on their accomplishments. She established the school's first Facebook account geared towards parents and their first TikTok account to showcase student’s school spirit. When virtual learning set in as reality she brought the school together through virtual connection programs and an online spirit week. Isabella continued her outreach into the community through an internship at Central Unified School District Communications Office, creating videos promoting kindness and providing relevant information to the community. Beyond social media, Isabella wrote an article about Central High School’s NAMI Club for The Grapevine magazine, bringing attention to the clubs work around spreading awareness about mental health and Suicide Prevention Month. Isabella closed by saying that “Everyday I am thinking of new ways to improve our social media for students to feel connected in our community. I am grateful to be able to help so many students and see my school change for the better
We are grateful for all that Isabella is doing at Central High School to EMPOWER Human Kindness amongst the entire school and we were so touched to read the many stories shared by students, teachers, coaches, mentors, and parents of how so many students are working to EMPOWER Human Kindness throughout our area.