Author: Mallory Lindsly

Student Activist: Emily LeBlanc

“People aren’t remembered by the material items that they have or where they live, but it’s how they treat others that no one ever forgets,” says Emily LeBlanc, a junior at Academy of the Sacred Heart. “Being involved in your…

Student Activist: Margot Marie Roussel

“I think it’s important to be involved in your community because it makes you a better individual, and the exposure you get to other people and their experiences is invaluable,” says Margot Marie Roussel, a Junior at Isidore Newman School.…

Student Activist: Riley Kay Talbot

“I think the most rewarding volunteer work I have done is simply educating people on the issues within our environment,” says Riley Kay Talbot, a Junior at Ursuline Academy. Before Talbot learned about her environmental impact, she had no idea…

Student Activist: Emma Elizabeth Mathes

“I believe that it’s important to be involved in the community because it allows us to change the world in little ways. Changing the world can be as small as smiling at the people passing by or as big as…

Student Activist: Makayla Amma Anderson

“It is important to be involved in your community for many reasons. I chose to be involved because it allows me to get to know the people in my community, make new relationships and view the world from different aspects.…

Student Activist: Madalyn Claire Cranford

“I gained self-confidence because helping others made me feel good about myself, and when I make other people happy it makes me happy. Being an activist makes me put others first before myself which I enjoy doing,” says Madalyn Claire…

Student Activist: Rosemary Louise Odem

“In order for a community to thrive, its members must be engaged and care about it. If the people in a community don’t care about their community they won’t have any desire to maintain it,” says Rosemary Louise Odem, a…

Student Activist: Michael Baquet III

  “I believe that it’s important for me and other teenagers like myself to be involved in the community, so that our future community can be a community that we helped create and make great,” says Michael Baquet III, a…

Student Activist: Autumn Routt

“Recognizing the faults in the world around you is important, but you have to take steps to lessen those faults if you want to make a difference. No one person can solve our problems, so everyone needs to do what…

Student Activist: Ryan Joseph O’Connor

  “Community service is important because it can change people’s lives. In a world full of negativity, the positive impact of service can change your life along with the lives you’re serving,” says Ryan Joseph O’Connor, a senior at Brother…

Student Activist: Nicole Roach and Kate McHale Goodwin

  Nicole Roach and Kate McHale Goodwin are seniors at Metairie Park Country Day. Goodwin is the outside schools liaison for the New Orleans Independent Schools “Relay for Life” and Roach was the Experience Co-Chair. Roach and Goodwin together helped…

Student Activist: Brooke Scardino

“In order for a community to effectively work, there needs to be involvement. A community is nothing if it doesn’t have support from its members,” says Brooke Scardino, a senior at Archbishop Chapelle High School. Scardino’s most rewarding volunteer experience…

Student Activist: Lucy Claire Galloway

“I’ve learned that it’s important to give back to the community as part of being a good citizen,” says Lucy Claire Galloway, a graduated senior from Academy of Sacred Heart. “Everyone has the responsibility to help each other and to…

Student Activist: Camille Patton

“My most rewarding volunteer experience so far has been helping to improve literacy by providing access to books through my work with Little Free Libraries for the Mississippi Delta,” says Camille Patton, a senior at Isidore Newman School. Patton’s love…

Student Activist: Caroline Elizabeth MacLaren

“Being involved in your community involves so many aspects that can ultimately affect someone’s growth and development entirely,” says Caroline Elizabeth MacLaren, a senior at Ursuline Academy High School. MacLaren is involved with her school and local communities by participating…