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Rustic Spirit Spotlights: Isabella, Bailey and Alycia
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Rustic Spirit Spotlights: Isabella, Bailey and Alycia

Rustic Spirit Spotlights are a collection of stories that shine a light on teen changemakers. They demonstrate leadership while working hard to make a positive impact. Not only have they made a difference, but they’re showing other young people they can change the world too.

Isabella Williams
Age 15
Hubbard High School
Ohio, United States

Isabella is currently planning a fundraiser basketball game for Potential Development, a nonprofit charter school that serves students with Autism. The students don’t get the chance to play many games throughout the year. Along with fundraising, she aims to raise Autism awareness and allow them to have a normal high school experience that includes sports. Isabella also volunteers and participates in events with the Down Syndrome Association and Brookfield Township’s police department.

In college, Isabella plans to major in business with a minor in sports medicine to potentially become a physical therapist. She dreams of opening a nonprofit recreation center for kids with disabilities to learn to play sports and get involved with clubs. When Isabella isn’t busy playing sports and participating in many school clubs, she loves spending time with her family and pets.

Isabella says encouraging others with positive words can change their mood and uplift their day. It’s that simple to make an impact!

Bailey Bosarge
Age 17
Resurrection Catholic High School
Mississippi, United States

Bailey truly enjoys serving her community. This past year, she regularly volunteered at a local nonprofit, passing out food plates to the homeless in the community. Bailey just recently had the opportunity to go to Mound Bayou, Mississippi to help finish a thrift store and food bank. While there, she painted for many hours and also played basketball with local kids – an impactful experience she’ll remember.

In college, Bailey plans to major in nursing to become a pediatric nurse. She wants to help and comfort children and their families in her career. Bailey enjoys soccer, softball, and bowling in her free time.

Bailey advises others wanting to make an impact to just go for it, even if it’s a little scary. Once started, these feelings will melt away and the focus will be on the people who need help.

Alycia Littlejohn
Age 17
Lincoln College Preparatory Academy
Missouri, United States

Alycia is an engaged and positive leader in her community. She’s a school ambassador who mentors freshmen and helps students feel a sense of belonging in the school and community. As part of the student involvement committee, she helps plan dances, spirit weeks and engagement activities. Alycia is also the MC for her school, engaging students in pep rallies, and the manager for the volleyball and football teams, getting everything in order for practices and games.

Next year, Alycia wants to go to Texas Southern University and major in public relations and communications. She aspires to work with a professional sports team as a public relations manager. Alycia enjoys working with sports teams as a manager, hanging out with friends and traveling.

Alycia encourages students to figure out one thing they’re good at and passionate about. The best way to make an impact is to use unique skills as a way to reach and inspire other people.

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Make Change

Interested in creating change in your community? Check out our guide and learn how to make an impact as a student.At Rustic Pathways, our goal is to make positive contributions to the communities we visit through responsible travel operations and community service projects that contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

About the Author

Kayla Anzalone