Jordyn Clayton is one of Girls Empowerment Network’s Pathfinder Leadership Summit graduates! Her passion for advocacy and art shines through in her life and her personal mission. Jordyn created a website to help fund an organization she is passionate about: Art From the Streets. This agency funds homeless artists and provides the tools they need to be creative. Jordyn’s heart for helping others and her ambition and drive to support this organization is so inspiring! Below is a link to her website – be sure to visit.
“When presented with the word advocacy, we face various descriptions of what it is, so it can be a difficult task to determine just what advocacy means. The way I see it, the form advocacy takes in your life may be different then the form it takes in somebody else’s, and that’s okay. This may have been one of the most important pieces of information I learned at Pathfinder, and after going down one of many self-discovery paths that Girls Empowerment Network sent me on, I came to discover how I define advocacy. I view it as using my voice to speak up for those who don’t have one, or a radical form of empathy that incorporates a call to action. A major way I have applied this information is by helping my community in a variety of ways, the most recent being part of a school service learning project that requires students to find a problem in the community, and devise a project that helps to solve that issue. I chose to do a drive for art supplies that will be donated to an Austin organization called Art From the Streets. The organization’s mission is to support Austin’s homeless artists by providing them with the tools they need to create. I hope to collect various donations that will go towards supporting their mission. To learn more on how can make this project a successful one, visit the website listed above. All donations are very much appreciated. Thank you so much and stay empowered!” ~ Jordyn Clayton / Pathfinder Leader Summit graduate