Out of the many events we host, it’s usually hard to narrow down a favorite, but Isabell dwindled down the options and landed on Back to School. This event was specials for two reasons; first , it was her very first Big Sunday event she attended with friends, second, she recalls receiving backpacks filled with school supplies during her childhood and enjoyed creating that moment for another child. Giving back is a huge motivating factor for Isabell, finding ways to lend her time to things that make an impact on the things and people she cares about. In her own words, she states, “What motivates me to help is the number of possibilities a person can help…my friends and I motivate and encourage one another as well.” In the process of giving back you are bound to cross paths with interesting and memorable people. Isabell did just that during A Month of Big Sundays, when she met an adorable little boy named Ethan at Wilshire Crest Elementary. Isabell and Ethan milled the soil and removed weed roots, all the while searching for rollie pollies and other bugs, even coming across a caterpillar.
When not devoting her time to Big Sunday or the Key Club, Isabell enjoys spending weekends with family or friends at the mall. On other days she can be found unwinding by painting, playing with her high energy dog, and playing video games like Pokémon or Legend of Zelda. She would like to professionally pursue a career in civil engineering with a concentration in structural properties. Her passion for this blossomed due to the structural engineering that created the staple center and the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall, which left her in awe. If you we haven’t already proved why Isabell deserves to be Kid of the Month, allow me to add a cherry on top. She is a part of 3 additional organizations outside of Big Sunday and the Key Club: ACE mentoring program (Architecture, Construction, Engineering), a program dedicated to mentoring student about each profession; Tree People, dedicated to bringing the Los Angeles community together to build a greener future; and Skid Row Team, volunteer organizations that provide resources to the homeless. Isabell deserves everything wonderful that comes her way, including this declaration as Kid of the Month.