Bayou View Middle School club is dedicated to making a difference

Students at Bayou View Middle School are taking big steps towards making their community a better place for all.

A group of sixth graders at Bayou View Middle School are dedicated to making the world a better place while positively impacting people along the way.

They’re very thankful for every outreach opportunity they are able to be a part of through the Builders Club. Builders Club President Caroline Massey said, “In Builders Club we basically help our community be a better place and build up our environment. It’s not really like a builders club like building things. It’s building up your environment and people around you.”

The group of motivated middle schoolers meet every Thursday to discuss ways they can make a difference in their community.

Last week, the Builders Club had a huge turnout, participating in a wipe drive benefiting the Women’s Resource Center in Gulfport. Builders Club member Rebecca Gates said, “We got to see the Women’s Resource Center who’s in charge of it, seeing how happy she was to find out we collected 123 wipes for her because they were really struggling with it. It feels really cool just to help people. It gives you a really good feeling inside.”

The warm feelings aren’t just amongst the group of students, but it also positively impacts Kiwanis, which is the group’s sponsor. President Elect of Kiwanis Club Jenny Gates said, “I love that it’s their idea to take that on themselves. They didn’t put together a list and email the principal and tell the principal they need to do this. They want to do the work and they want to get dirty and that’s inspiring… and that’s a habit! These are habits they will take with them the rest of their lives, and being a part of that is powerful.”

The hard work doesn’t stop here and they’re already planning their next act of service. They wish to go back to the women’s center in May to improve the garden on site.

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