Londyn Rodgers is a business owner finishing her last year at Howard Middle School but her mindset goes far beyond the eighth grade. When she’s not in the books, or juggling the six different sports she’s involved in, she’s volunteering with numerous clubs at her school. She also mentors 2nd graders and says it doesn’t hurt anybody to be selfless.
"If I can learn how to do it, then I teach someone who's like six years old, a second-grader, how to learn to read," she says.
But, according to Rodgers, what inspires her to educate kids is her older siblings.
"I’m the youngest out of three and I look up to my siblings a lot so it’s like I could be an older sibling for those younger kids," she explains.
However, it’s not just the kids Rodgers count as her family. She makes it her business to impact her whole community by cleaning up around her community and she also volunteers at the Brookdale Resource Center in Macon and her teacher, Sarah Mallett, says even while Rodgers makes a difference, her attitude makes her stand out even more.
"She time manages well," Mallet says. "She does it with such grace and such positivity and she doesn’t seem stressed out about it." A calmness that tells teachers who they can come to, to support other students. "Londyn’s definitely the person that teachers or coaches will go to, to help other students before anybody else because she’s patient, she’s kind, but she’s also honest and tough when she needs to be."
But she’s even tougher on herself. "I realize, not only as an athlete but as a student," Londyn said, adding "and someone who is a leader, that, it’s my responsibility and I can and I have the resources to give back to my community, so that’s what I do."
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