Drive Change was started as a dream by Jordyn Lexton.
Jordyn was an English teacher at Rikers Island High School, where they realized the grim future for bright, talented young individuals leaving the system and reentering into society. Recognizing the opportunities that didn’t exist for these young New Yorkers, Jordyn set out to change the course of corrections, creating a place where young individuals full of potential could grow confidence in their self-worth, and develop transferable skills for their futures.
From Jordyn’s experience working at Rikers, and radical ideas around reform, Drive Change was developed in 2013, and has seen exciting growth and community impact each year of operation.
A dream that involved using food and business to create a space for conversation around social justice. Drive Change has developed a food truck and service company that employs returning citizens, training them for bright futures in the culinary arts industry.
Learn more about Drive change here.