“I like community service because, to me, making people who need help happy makes me happy. It also makes me feel better that their spirits can be lifted even though what they're going through can bring them down. If I were in their position, I would want someone to do that for me.”
Bel Air Middle School
Passion Area: Sick children
Alexia Dialinos, age 13, is a member of the all-youth Board of Advisors of the We Cancerve Movement, Inc. Alexia has participated in and has helped lead a number of We Cancerve projects. She was the project leader of Bel Air Middle School’s service learning project where she coordinated a portion of the Breakfast Bags Bonanza for We Cancerve. She also served as a Threads of Hope project co-leader. She has supported We Cancerves, Eggstra Special Easter baskets, La Magnifique Boutique inventory days, Summer Dance Party fundraiser, Camp Happy, and Goals for Grace.
Alexia is a Cadette with Girl Scouts of America. In 5th Grade, she earned the GSA Bronze Award and is currently working on achieving her Silver Award. Alexia’s troop is focused on community service and plans, coordinates and executes many activities helping the community. Alexia is in her schools S.T.A.R.S. club (Students Taking A Responsible Stand). And recently got accepted into the National Junior Honors Society. Alexia has been and continues to be a consistent Honor Roll and Distinguished Honor Roll student throughout her Elementary and Middle School years.
“I believe that community service is extremely important. It is important to give back to people. Just imagine, if you were in their situation wouldn’t you want help? Wouldn’t you want someone to look out for you when you needed it? The answers to these questions are what help me keep helping people in need and try to do as much for the community as I can,” said Alexia, who has been helping her community since she was just seven years old.
Alexia spends a lot of time with projects for We Canacerve, but she is also involved with another non-profit, Ben’s Wish Foundation, established by her aunt in memory of Alexia’s cousin Ben.
Alexia is also a competitive swimmer and has been on various swim teams in the past 9 years. She joined the USA Swim Team and qualified for District Championships numerous times. Alexia loves music and is in her school orchestra as a violinist and has been playing the violin for almost 5 years and loves it. In her free time, she is learning to play new instruments, like guitar and piano, and hopes to also learn the saxophone and cello in the near future.