Rustic Spirit Spotlights: Jordan, Caylee and Alex
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Rustic Spirit Spotlights: Jordan, Caylee and Alex

Through Rustic Pathways travel programs, students actively participate in impactful community service, where small individual efforts combine to make a significant collective impact.

However, it’s not just Rustic travelers who are driving change. Teens and young adults globally are making positive contributions to their communities. Join us in recognizing these inspiring individuals through Rustic Spirit Spotlights. Discover the remarkable work of these changemakers!

Jordan Harris
Age 17
Cheltenham High School
Wyncote, Pennsylvania

As leader of the Cultural Proficiency and Equity Student Ambassador (CPESA) chapter for the past four years, Jordan advocates the collective opinions of the student body to the district’s school board members. The chapter’s presentation topics ranged from distaste for certain dress codes, low enrollment for scholars of color in AP and honors courses, to how available courses aligned with student interests.

Now a tradition at Cheltenham High School, they established a community town hall where each demographic that makes up the school community has the opportunity to voice their opinions in front of the superintendent, school principal, and school board members. They then discuss the feedback and collaborate to install a solution.

Jordan is attending Morehouse College this fall as a biology major with a Spanish minor. He aspires to become a research scientist or biomedical engineer. In his free time he enjoys hanging out with friends and playing piano.

Jordan encourages others to find like-minded individuals and feed off of each other’s creativity.

Caylee Fuller
Age 17
Pettus High School
Pettus, Texas

Caylee actively engages in multiple roles and organizations in her community. She leads young disciples worship, serves as the music coordinator for Vacation Bible School, and promotes agricultural knowledge in youth through Future Farmers of America and 4-H. Caylee is also an active member of honor societies in both her high school and college, engaging in community service.

Caylee wants to major in psychology and aspires to be a psychologist where she can assist people through the issues or problems they may be having. She enjoys going to dances with friends, spending time with loved ones, and competing with her agricultural mechanics team where they are three time state qualifiers!

Caylee says don’t be scared to step out of your comfort zone. Don’t let your fears impede you from being a positive role model. You could be the only person that reaches somebody in need of help.

Alex Brey
Age 18
Woods Cross High School
Bountiful, Utah

At Woods Cross High School, Alex captained the basketball team, actively participated in all unified sports, and supported inclusive events like a photo shoot and NBA all-star activities. He formed strong friendships with unified athletes and donated clothing to them. Alex also hosts the school news, promoting under-enrolled classes. He appreciates the kind-heartedness and collective support found within the school, and he strives to reciprocate that support by attending and encouraging others at different school events.

Alex plans to pursue a major in sports marketing, with a goal of managing sponsors and advertising for a professional sports team or a college athletics department. He enjoys playing and watching sports, particularly basketball, movies, and swimming.

Alex says the best thing you can do is be nice. People remember how you treat them. By being kind and caring for others, you can help them and you’ll end up making friendships that you’ll value greatly.

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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

Kayla joined Rustic Pathways in 2020 as the Director of Special Projects. She has nearly a decade of experience in communications and marketing. At Rustic Pathways, Kayla is dedicated to helping high school students discover their passion for exploring the world through summer travel programs. She drives impactful initiatives to empower students through meaningful travel experiences worldwide. Based in San Jose, California, Kayla loves the outdoors, live music and travel.