By: Orion Andrus
Born from a public health and sociology professor named Dr.Lance Khepra and Hair stylist and jewelry designer Ms. Kandase Khepra. He grew up with sisters, Maakara, Anila, Junior Nza-Ari and brothers Aakhut Khepra and Chandini Khepra and they all support him. RaSia plays hard but works twice hard, he attends concerts and festivals, but still maintains his active rolls as principal scholar, honor roll student, and active athlete.
Aspects of Life
Where RaSia was born
Project Orange Tree
RaSia's foundation to help end violence in the south side communities
What is his motive for ending violence, she was his close friend and died by gun violence
Ending gun violence
RaSia was a normal child growing up. He did not have a care in the world and was very happy. He did not become a great teenage model and activist until his friend Hadiya Pendleton died. After that he was driven to end gun violence in his community and all of Chicago. He speaks at seminars regularly and goes to public schools and public communities about ending gun violence.
Is RaSia a Hero?
No he is not a hero, but he is a great role model for not just teens but adults and everyone else to admire. He could one day be a hero, and on the path he is traveling on, he might just eventually be one