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Cool Kid provides guidance for girls

October 15, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Cool Kid Charmaine Campbell is doing what she can to help keep other kids on the path to success. She takes time to help those in need by helping out younger students at the Girls Club of Los Angeles.

"Yesterday, they might have a math problem and they're not getting it," explained Charmaine. "The next day they come and they get it. Keep moving to a higher level. That makes me feel really proud because I know I helped them."

As a youth health peer advocate from George Washington Prep high school, Charmaine's there for girls dealing with peer pressure and other problems.

"They might get pressured into doing something that later they'll be like, 'Why did I do that?'" said Charmaine. "If they had somebody like me, I would like say, 'You're going to regret it, so don't do it.'"

When she was younger, Charmaine was shy and hesitant to come out of her shell. Then, she saw how she was needed by these young girls.

"It's my passion, I want them to be all they can be," said Charmaine. "They need to know the right path to go on. I don't like to see a kid go down the wrong path. That's what makes me break out of my shyness."

With kids of all ages and anyone who is in need, Charmaine has an overriding drive to reach out.

"Homeless people need some food. It may not be their fault or maybe their fault they're homeless. But that doesn't mean you cut them out. I just like helping people. That's just who I am," said Charmaine.

An impressive young lady herself, and serving as a great example to young girls in her community, she is our Cool Kid, Charmaine Campbell.

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