Students from separate schools create mentoring organization
MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) —
Dozens of students from several Mobile County schools have joined together to form their own mentoring organization. These kids say they want to make a difference in their communities by being peer role models.
When Blount and Vigor high schools football teams take to the football field, it's one of the biggest rivalries: The battle of Prichard. That same intensity is being shown now off the field with students from those two schools who have come together to fight for their community and help produce productive citizens who will give back.
"Our organization is trying to bring kids from the old past to the future, to becoming lawyers, doctors, physical therapists, nurses," said Isaac Johnson, a student at Blount High School.
Johnson and Kennedy Davis, who attends Vigor High School, formed the organization called "Disrupshun." The meaning, disrupting everything negative and turning it positive.
"We've held two voter registration drives. We've helped more than 60 students register to vote," Davis said.
The number of kids joining "Disrupshin" continues to grow. They're now even gaining kids from other schools.
"We have a total of 30 kids from Leflore, Vigor and Blount. Now reaching out to Williamson and Murphy," Johnson added.
They won't stop there. With the support of their parents, these kids say they will continue to grow their organization and be the role models who will bring a positive "Disrupshun" to all the negative in their community.
"Disrupshun" will hold is a stop the domestic violence play at Vigor High School Saturday October 8 from 3 - 7 p.m.