Honoree Spotlight

Laney M. Taylor

Age: 21

I live in: Georgetown, Kentucky

College / High School: Centre College (I graduated in May 2020)

Three words to describe myself: Reflective, curious, & receptive

A quote I love:
“You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you odd.” - Flannery O'Connor

A book I love: "Prodigal Summer" by Barbara Kingsolver

A civic superhero I look up to?
Representative Elissa Slotkin

Overview of the project they are working on right now that includes the impact the project is making.

I’m working to ensure that all three and four year olds in Kentucky have access to high quality early childhood education. When we meaningfully invest in our youngest citizens, our families, communities, and Commonwealth become stronger.

How I will use the stipend to scale
In collaboration with other servant leaders, I am hopeful to use this stipend to build a comprehensive website that highlights the benefits of early childhood education for our Commonwealth.

Why I am excited to join Civics 2030
I am deeply excited to learn from students across the nation on how we can transform moments into movements.

My vision for the future of American democracy
This vision holds the local journalism thriving, not merely surviving.

The kind of superhero I am striving to become
I am striving to become a servant leader that closely attunes myself to the needs, desires, and hopes of my community.