Today, Athlete Ally welcomed Jordyn Lexton as the newest member of its Board of Directors.
Jordyn Lexton is the Founder and CEO of Drive Change, an organization in Brooklyn New York that fosters quality employment opportunities for formerly incarcerated young adults coming home from jail. Prior to starting Drive Change Jordyn was a teacher at the high school inside of the jail complex on Rikers Island. Jordyn is a 2015 Echoing Green Fellow and their six word bio is: Not Cut Out For The Sidelines.
“My six word biography is ‘Not cut out for the sidelines’,” said Jordyn. “I am a genderqueer/trans athlete, a social enterprise Founder, and a human committed to actively dismantling systems of injustice and building of a brighter world. Athlete Ally aligns directly with my commitment to that justice, my love for sport, and my personal identity. I cannot wait to join the team and bring all of myself to the Athlete Ally’s vision of the future: one where all people are able to be their full-free selves in sport and benefit from the power of a team.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Jordyn to our Board of Directors,” said Hudson Taylor, Founder and Executive Director of Athlete Ally. “Jordyn brings valuable insight as an athlete and a leader that cares deeply about fostering positive change and inclusivity.”