By Gabriella Barraza
Key Club hosts Miracle League every Sunday, which allows club members to interact with children who have disabilities by playing baseball with them. Senior and Vice President Francisca Lee said Miracle League allows children with disabilities to not be viewed as different from others because of their disabilities.
“I think the event is extremely important because it gives an opportunity for disabled children to play baseball in a safe and fun space,” Lee said. “Miracle League is a day where students can participate in an exciting event with others.”
Adviser to Key Club, AICE English Language and English Honors teacher Cecialia Fonseca said that the work the club does, affects the community because they provide direct service to people in need.
“I think the club is a good avenue for kids to be able to see service where they are actually helping the community directly,” Fonseca said. “Through the club, members are able to give back to the community and make new friends as well.”
Lee said Key Club holds multiple events every week.She said most events are put on by Kiwanis International, the branch that Key Club is under.
“The club events play an important role in society because so many of the events are service related,” Lee said. “Since events happen so often, members always have a chance to be a part of something special.”
Fonseca said the club is valuable because members get to help out in a hands on manner. She said that members are able to advance through levels of service in Key Club as well.
“I think it’s great that students see service by actually helping the community on a weekly basis,” Fonseca said. “The events not only help out the community, but also show members a side of the community that could use their help, thus opening them up to a world of community service they can participate in later on.”