Community service is one of Lucas’s true passions. His most memorable high school experience was being a youth council member for the National Youth Summit, which allowed him to help plan a meeting in Washington, D.C., for students and youth leaders from across the nation. In high school, Lucas was also youth chairperson of Lawrence County’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life event. As a high school freshman, Lucas also implemented the Volunteer State Readers Program. This program enables high school volunteers to travel to the local elementary schools and read children's books to the students.
Also, Lucas has been involved with the Governor's Books from Birth Program since it began in his community. This Tennessee partnership between Dolly Parton and Governor Phil Bredesen provides each child in Tennessee under the age of five a free book a month until the child's fifth birthday.
While at Vanderbilt University, Lucas has been working with the Middle Tennessee office of Books from Birth at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Lucas has also become involved with the Nashville Homeless Power Project, an organization that helps the homeless community in downtown Nashville. He is currently the Public Relations Chair for the Wesley/Canterbury Fellowship, the Methodist/Episcopal group on campus. Lucas enjoys working with an after-school mentoring program where he helps elementary children. Also Lucas just recently became involved with the initiative to help build the United States Public Service Academy, an academy that will train future leaders in public service. Lucas has experienced many blessings in his life and is thrilled to have the opportunity to serve others through the Ingram Scholarship Program.
Currently, Lucas is in the process of co-founding ConnectNow with two other Ingram Scholars. ConnectNow is a non-profit organization that will work with high school students who lack the resources or knowledge to develop and execute service projects in their communities.