The World of Patachou Blog | The Patachou Foundation’s Speakers Forum February 18
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The Patachou Foundation’s Speakers Forum February 18

We are proud to feature Jordyn Lexton as The Patachou Foundation’s Third Annual Speaker’s Forum Speaker. Doing the introduction will be the new Mayor of Indianapolis, Joe Hogsett. Jordyn is the founder and executive director of Drive Change. Jordyn started their career as a teacher, and taught for three years at the NYC DOE public high school inside of the jail complex on Rikers Island. Jordyn is a native New Yorker, but it was only while teaching on Rikers that Jordyn learned New York is one of two states that automatically arrests and prosecutes sixteen year olds like adults. Jordyn witnessed the abusive nature of the criminal justice system and their students’ struggle to find meaningful employment post-release. Motivated by the way kids inside of the culinary arts class on Rikers possessed a sense of purpose and pride, Jordyn dug into their own belief in the power of a shared meal and started Drive Change. Jordyn and Drive Change have been recognized by NBC, Melissa Harris Perry, Edible, The Chew, The Vendy Awards, Yahoo Foods and others. Jordyn is a former Ashoka Leadership Bootcamp Fellow (2014), An ‘Agent of Change,’ and Milan Food Expo 2015 USA Pavilion Advisory Board Member. Jordyn holds a BA from Wesleyan University and a MA in Teaching from Pace University.

Tickets to the 6PM Pre-Event Reception at Foster Hall on the Park Tudor Campus include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets to the Post-Event Dinner at Napolese Pizzeria 49th Street allow guests to enjoy a relaxing evening of conversation, food and drinks.

  • $50 of each General Admission Ticket is tax deductible.
  • $150 of each Pre-Event Reception Ticket is tax deductible.
  • $175 of each Dinner Ticket is tax deductible.
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