Donovan entered Bridges as a 4th grader at Dallas F. Nicholas Sr. Elementary. Eight years later, we watched him graduate from Baltimore City College High School and gain acceptance to Georgetown University, where he has decided to attend college.
“Bridges,” he says, “has meant family.” It has also meant the opportunity to explore his interest in financial management via the High School Summer Jobs Program, which has led him to pursue a major in international business. Donovan:“I want to influence global business policy to help lift people out of poverty.” Donovan is still active in Bridges through the post-high school program.
The year he was supposed to be in the third grade, Stephon stayed home. His mother was ill at the time, and the neighborhood school was full.
The next year, he was selected to participate in a summer enrichment program at St.Paul’s School. He loved
it so much that he cried the last day. These tears were shed in 1999, at the conclusion of Stephon’s first summer in Bridges.
After graduating from St. Mary’s College, Stephon received his master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and is currently a television news reporter in Birmingham, Alabama.