I use reports, data, and custom built tools to help improve the way my department operates.
I generate daily reports that help our management team run our department successfully. I use basic programming skills to automate repetitive processes and perform tasks far quicker than could be done manually. I create tools that help our employees work more efficiently and make their jobs easier. Every day I see the impact that one person can have on the work of 80+ other people.
Here's the first step for middle school students
You don't have to have any idea what you want to be when you grow up, and even if you do, you might change your mind later. I would advise middle school students to identify a field of learning that you enjoy and are good at, and learn as much in that field as you can. Don't be afraid to teach yourself outside of a traditional learning environment; the internet is the great equalizer, in that the knowledge of the world is accessible at your fingertips.
"I am a freak. I am not normal. No one will ever love me if I share who I really am. I'll never be successful in life. I may as well kill myself. I am worthless. I deserve to suffer. I deserve pain. I deserve to be unhappy and depressed."