Recently, sophomore Alyssa Warren has started a club named “The Breakfast Club” for any high schooler who is going through issues in life. Warren thought “The Breakfast Club” was a fitting title because, just like the movie, she wants to bring people with different backgrounds together and allow all students the chance for reassurance of themselves and to know they aren’t alone.
Warren wants to provide students a feeling of home and have the most comfortable atmosphere in the club as possible. She plans to incorporate religion into her club and intends to have a prayer and talk through problems anyone is having.
“I started this club because this year, I have noticed many defeated faces and many students that just seem hurt walking in the halls. I want to help and make a difference and hopefully be a piece of home for students who can’t seem to find that here. I have been led, through answered prayers, to be a light to these peers. I decided the best way to do this was to allow the opportunity to anyone who is seeking guidance or someone to talk to can come and meet, and we can have a casual talk that hopefully will help many people,” said Warren.
She hopes that any student in grades 9-12 who wants to have someone to talk to or needs encouragement will attend. She wants to have a laid back atmosphere, and there aren’t any dues and there are no “members.” Anyone is welcome anytime. She hopes the club will open many doors to new conversations and enjoyable interactions between peers at PHS.
“This is an opportunity just to have a boost midweek and hopefully make people feel not so alone. There is no signing up; it is just come as you please, so come and try it. The meetings are nothing serious, just a time for people to come and relax in reassurance of life itself,” said Warren.
Warren’s biggest challenge for the club is her inclusion of religion. She met with the School Board and Superintendent Greg Walker to gain approval for including Christian values, morals and references during meetings. Some students may not consider the club if they know religion is involved, so that is a challenge for Warren.
“Since I am looking to include prayer and verses from the Bible, it will be easy to step on some toes. I will have to overcome some persecution from others and work around that to be able to succeed in what I’m trying to do,” said Warren.
The first meeting of “The Breakfast Club” will be April 10 in the library during homeroom for any high schooler who is interested or needs a boost or prayer.
“I hope to have people interested and coming. It should be a good time, and I’m looking forward to stepping out and meeting new people while getting this started,” said Warren.
Story by Angie Ceja