Co-Founder and Co-President
"Education has been one of the things that I have valued most in my life. As a child, I always thought that all kids went to school, got homework and had access to help when needed. However, when I was in 3rd grade, a guest speaker came to my class to speak about educational disparity, particularly in the state of Michigan. The facts presented by the speaker impacted me tremendously. One of the things that stuck out to me the most was that Detroit schools have the worst standardized test scores in the nation. From that day on, I have strived to bring awareness to this growing problem that exists so close to home. In 10th grade, I wanted to create a club that directly fights global issues through volunteering, fundraising events, and now, the creation of this 501(c)(3). I hope that Helping Hands’ impact will be one that will allow children to experience the same love for education that I have been fortunate enough to have for my entire life."
Adrianna Kallabat is a junior at the International Academy in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Aside from Helping Hands, Adrianna has served on her school’s Student Council for three years, is a student intern at Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of Bloomfield, and volunteers at her church on the weekends. With her strong community involvement, she was awarded the Bloomfield Youth Assistance Award in 2020.