She believed she could…so she did!
Daraja Fever Spotlight: Lexie Cottle
“Daraja changed me, and it is the best change that has ever happened to me,” said Lexie Cottle. Lexie spent one month at Daraja in July of 2014, and less than one year later returned for opportunity to volunteer. Her new passion for girls’ global education transcended Kenya’s borders when she returned home and raised well over a full academic scholarship for a Daraja Girl.
Lexie participated in Daraja’s annual Bay to Breakers event, but didn’t let the distance between her Idaho home and the San Francisco location of the fundraiser slow her down. Instead, her family took to their local neighborhood, home by home, school by school, and created their own 12k race in Rigby, raising an impressive $2,750.
Said Lexie, “Daraja is a place that will forever and ever be in my heart. Daraja is changing lives everyday.”