Lexi Kelley - Founder
Lexi Kelley, at the age of 12, started Kids Helping Kids in 2009 after recovering from facial reconstructive surgery. She felt the incredible power of kids coming together to help her after her accident. As she recovered, she wanted to keep the spirit of giving alive and use it to help other children in need and share the power that kids have to make a difference in the lives of others. The first project started with Lexi and only a few of her friends, giving other kids her age the opportunity to feel the impact, joy, and reward of helping others and the organization has continued to grow ever since.
In addition to over 800 hours dedicated to starting and growing KHK, in high school Lexi worked to earn her Shodan Black Belt in Kempo Karate, she was a part of an all girls A cappella group and a tour guide at St. Luke’s School and enjoyed dancing at Locus Performing Arts Center. The World Affairs Forum named Lexi Kelley as the winner of the Future Global Leader Award for Fairfield County and the $10,000 Merit Scholarship for college. She was also the recipient of the St. Lawrence University Book Award through St. Luke’s School and recipient of the United Way Outstanding Youth Organization Award.
Lexi now attends Lafayette College where she is pursuing an International Affairs Major with a Minor in Chinese. She also works in the College Writing Program as a Writing Associate, is on the Precision Step dance team, and helps at the animal rescue shelter, among other things that keep her very busy.