Kyla is a remarkable student leader who helped launch a new initiative, pairing students with special needs with other students throughout her school.
“I talked to different leaders and I was really inspired by how they changed their schools and how easy it can be to become a leader.
It solidified my courage to live my faith. My faith originated from my parents, but I eventually claimed my faith as my own.”
Kyla Dumlao is a grade 12 student at St. Joseph Catholic School inspired by her faith to help out special needs students in her school community.
She helped launch a new initiative that pairs students with special needs with other students throughout the school. They hold parties for special occasions like Christmas, Easter and Valentine’s Day, but encourage the buddies to check in with their friends at least once a week. So far, there are about 40 students in the program.
Catholic education fosters spirituality and produces top academic and community-minded graduates, nurturing the whole person: body, mind and spirit.
Kyla says, “Always be kind and respectful. Be a helping hand and never degrade others. By being kind, you’re being a symbol of God’s love, and everyone is deserving of God’s love and kindness.”