In just a few short weeks, the impact and inspiration of our 2012 BACC Expo “Fearless” is already reaching the lives of high school students in East Palo Alto.

After the Expo, the BACC donated backpacks, water bottles, and pens with the “Fearless” logo on them to East Palo Alto Academy High School. The “Fearless” bags immediately began to make a difference as Remi Sobomehin, the school’s varsity basketball coach and Restorative Justice Coordinator, used the donations to set up a “Fearless” Student of the Week program.

Every Thursday, the program honors students who stand up for what is right – even when it’s not popular. These students receive a “fearless” backpack, pen and water bottle and have their picture posted in the showcase in the front hallway of the school.

Additionally, Sobomeheim runs a fitness elective at the school and on the first day gave each of the students a water bottle and backpack after announcing the theme for the class would be “Fearless.” The first health concept for the class was the importance of drinking water, and every kid vowed to try to drink 6 bottles worth of water every day.

“They were so excited and beasted through the first day of workouts,” said Sobomehin, “So encouraging to see… Much love and appreciation to BACC for the donation.”

At the BACC, we are excited to contribute to our community and to help inspire these young men and women to become fearless and reach their potential in every area of their lives. We look forward to many more stories of “fearless” impact in the weeks to come!

Amy Query

Amy Query

Amy Query is an editor of BACC Inspire and avid reader. She studied psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and has over a decade of experience in mentoring, counseling and community organizing. Amy makes a mean hamdilla (quesadilla + ham).