Lete Named Community Service Student-Athlete of the Month for December
Junior has spent time volunteering to GW Athletics' food-composting initiative
By Alex Sachar, GW Athletics Communications
Congratulations to George Washington volleyball junior Alexis Lete on being named GW's Community Service Student-Athlete of the Month for December.
After taking classes on food and nutrition, Lete wanted to find a way to give back to the community's food-recovery network. Along with other student-athletes, Lete volunteered at Training Table and started a composting program for the organization. Every morning, Lete would take raw materials from the kitchen to the GW Grow Garden composting bin.
"Spilling composting on my shoes and smelling for a bit was not glamorous, but I still felt good doing it," Lete said.
Every morning throughout the semester, Lete would weigh how much food she donated. By the end of the semester, she was ecstatic to learn that her and her fellow student-athletes had donated over 450 pounds of food
"That's when I realized that this is really making a difference, not only for the food-recovery network around DC, but also for the amount of trash that ends up in landfills each year," Lete said.
Lete was happy to be able to give back to her community, but she had even more fun knowing that she was doing it with her fellow student-athletes. She knows the importance of giving back, and she can't wait to do it again soon.
"It is important for everyone in the community to give back to a deserving cause, especially athletes," Lete said. "Being a student-athlete can get hectic, but it's important to take time to volunteer and get grounded again."
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