Emma Kessler ’21 Eagerly Engages in Extraordinary Community Service Events
While it may be months, or even years, before we are able to measure the totality of the collateral damage caused by COVID-19, junior Emma Kessler isn’t waiting for the dust to clear to address the needs of our community. As a result of government-enforced lockdowns, incidents of domestic violence have increased, a sobering reality that has invoked Emma’s true passion for assisting others.
Together with her student group Students Advocates for Violence Education in Schools (S.A.V.E.), which, itself, is an offshoot of the Advocates for Domestic Abuse (AVDA) organization, Emma has been putting her spare time to good use.
During our recent period of Distance Learning, S.A.V.E has collected food, diapers, and toys for families that have been touched by domestic abuse. And with the support of AVDA, Emma and her team have been in direct communication with families through Zoom in order to bring warmth and whimsy into the lives of those who stand to benefit from their support.
Emma recently shared her community service exploits with Jason Glick, Director of Student Life, in a video interview, which can be accessed directly by clicking here. Way to go, Emma!
A non-profit, independent, co-educational school for grades Pre-K - 12, Saint Andrew's School is a private day and boarding school located in Boca Raton, educating the best students from across Palm Beach County, Florida, the United States, and throughout the world in the Episcopal tradition.