APS Cool Kid: Dexwin Thompson
Therrell 2012 Graduate Dexwin Thompson described as a quietly effective leader by L.E.A.D.
During the 2011-2012 school year, Dexwin served as an Ambassador for the L.E.A.D. (Launch, Expose, Advise, Direct), program. The elite of L.E.A.D., the Ambassadors, represent the organization and the city of Atlanta in summer college exposure baseball tournaments and in community service and civic engagement experiences in the metro Atlanta area from November through July.
This school year, Dexwin received Therrell High School’s Scholar-Athlete award and will attend LaMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, TN on a baseball scholarship.
He attributes receiving the award, as well as his college admission and scholarship, to the academic standards set by the L.E.A.D. mentorship program. Off the field, Dexwin volunteers throughout the community and has even encouraged two other Therrell classmates to join the L.E.A.D. organization.
L.E.A.D. co-founder, Kelli Stewart, says that Dexwin played an instrumental role in guiding the academic future of his classmates who also received baseball scholarships to college this fall. Stewart says, “Dexwin is quiet, but he’s effective. He has proven on and off the field that he has the ability to inspire and lead others.”
Congratulations Dexwin Thompson!
What is L.E.A.D.? L.E.A.D. (Launch, Expose, Advise, Direct), a 501c3 nonprofit organization operating in Atlanta, Georgia, is committed to having a significant impact on the number of inner city middle and high school student- athletes playing competitive baseball to prepare them to compete for college baseball scholarships.