Helen talks about her identity as a Black Woman and her activism Black Lives Matter.
Helen Kassa is the NAACP SJ Youth President, an emerging social entrepreneur, a senior at Prospect High School, and a humanitarian. At age eight, she founded a humanitarian educational program here in the United States and in Ethiopia, called Giving Hope to Kids Like Me. The primary focus of her work is the utilization of education as a tool to help communities raise themselves out of poverty. In 2012, United States Congressman Michael Honda Awarded Helen a distinguished honor and recognition of the 2012 Ethiopian Community Award. Helen is an accomplished athlete, an activist, and a soon- to-be published author.
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