Tyler Martin

“I want to teach where no one wants to teach.”

Two years ago, when sophomore Tyler Martin first heard about Street Reach, a ministry to the underprivileged children of Memphis, Tennessee, she had reservations about stepping out of her comfort zone. “These were children like I’d never experienced before,” she says, describing the drug-fueled mean streets where she volunteered for two summers. Today, as a Young Childhood Education major at LaGrange College, Tyler views northern Memphis as both a mission field and a potential career opportunity. “These children need people who love them, who understand how important an education is to a successful life. These children need teachers. And I want to be one of them.”

Friends for the Journey

LaGrange College attracts the best and the brightest from all over the world. For example, our most recent incoming class consisted of men and women from 19 states and 10 countries, and included:

  • 76 members of Beta Club or the National Honor Society
  • 71 members of service organizations
  • 51 team captains in varsity sports
  • 25 leaders involved in student government, with 11 presidents
  • Three students involved in school publications, one as editor
  • Two Eagle Scouts
  • 20 musicians in band or orchestra
  • 18 singers in choir
  • 31 entertainers in performing arts
  • 85 students in religious activities.

But you don’t have to be a star in high school to succeed at LaGrange. Here, you’re given the opportunity to discover the best in yourself and find your destiny – all in a caring and supportive environment.