Kharmella Michel has been a member of the Adamsville Boys & Girls Club for four years. When she became a member of the Club she had a hard time adjusting. She was shy, making it difficult to make friends. At times she would get bullied by other kids so she would sit by herself so no one would bother her. Little did she know that her life was about to change when she met Ms. Leontyne Robinson, education director at Adamsville Boys & Girls Club.
Ms. Leontyne taught Kharmella to value herself and to be happy in her own skin. Kharmella says “Meeting Ms. L changed my life, and today things are so much different. I’m much more confident than I’ve ever been and I look at myself as a leader.”
Today, Kharmella serves the Adamsville Boys & Girls Club with her signature smile and warm hugs as she enters the doors. She is always willing to lend a helping hand in
service and she can often be found at the Club working alongside staff or reading to the younger kids.
Kharmella is president of the Keystone Club, a service and leadership group for teens ages 14-18. She also competes in oratorical contests at the Club and has done very well.
Kharmella says “Just seeing myself operating so much differently than I have in the past has been great! This all started with one person caring, a person that took a chance on me by showing me love”.
It is Kharmella’s belief that her purpose in life is to help young children and teens find themselves and stay on the right track.
Kharmella plans to graduate from high school and attend Howard University. She would like to become a child psychologist and a pediatrician.