Jessica Markowitz, 12, in front in red, ROCKS. She and the other girls in the photo above, who all attend Seattle Girls School, learned of the genocide in Rwanda and of all of the girls like them, their age, left orphaned and in danger of being sold into slavery and contracting HIV. Jessica created a slide show which she showed to her sixth grade class, then handed out applications to be part of a girls group she was starting to help Rwandan girls, “Richard’s Rwanda”. Via bake sales and other fundraisers, they have so far raised $1,000, enough to supply 10 Rwanda girls with basic school supplies: pencils, backpacks, T-shirts and $30 school fees. Jessica is the real deal; when she won a $500 award, she divided it between her group members and her organization.