Second Chance to Public Defender: How Brophy Shaped BCF Intern, Alex’s Purpose

"My experiences – from Mock Trial competitions to retreats and service projects – showed me the importance of using my talents to serve others."

Alex Robles

Alex Robles

Alex is a senior at Brophy College Preparatory and interning at the Brophy Community Foundation. Don't miss Loyola Academy's signing day to learn about his exciting college plans for next year!

My journey to becoming a Brophy College Preparatory senior is a testament to the transformative power of opportunity. As a Boys Hope Girls Hope resident and Loyola Academy scholar, I wouldn’t be here without the support of the Brophy Community Foundation. Thanks to tax-credit donations, I was given a second chance – a chance that ignited a passion for giving back.

Brophy provided more than just an excellent education. It instilled in me two core values: humility and living a life of purpose.  My experiences – from Mock Trial competitions to retreats and service projects – showed me the importance of using my talents to serve others.  This realization, coupled with my own background of need, fueled my desire to become a public defender.  I want to be a voice for those who can’t afford one, to be the force that steers them away from destructive paths, just as Brophy helped me do.

The incredible teachers, counselors, and friends I’ve met at Brophy pushed me beyond my comfort zone.  They encouraged me to participate in clubs, lead retreats, and embrace all that life has to offer. This newfound zest for life will guide me as I pursue my dream of becoming a public defender. My success in Mock Trial solidified this goal – why not use my skills to make a positive impact in the community that has given me so much?

Brophy isn’t just about academics; it’s about shaping well-rounded individuals who strive to make a difference.  It’s about living a life of purpose, a life that is truly alive.  And that’s the legacy I’ll carry with me long after I graduate.

–Alex Robles, Brophy College Prep ’24

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