Alumni Helping Students

Alumni Help Students to Start Something That Matters

Start Something That Matters, sponsored by Spark Baltimore, brought together students and alumni for a day of inspiration, soul searching, and defining life goals and ambitions. The one-day conference held on Oct. 10 took place on the Owings Mills campus and aimed to facilitate the goals and passions of Stevenson students in an effort to help them find their story, face their fears, be resourceful, and take their leap in the world of social entrepreneurship. Students eagerly listened to success stories from alumni, who had once been in their shoes and gone on to do amazing things.

The impressive and meaningful work our alumni speakers have done to ignite change and garner support of their companies and organizations across both the non-profit and for-profit sectors, inspired and empowered students to make a difference in their communities and in the world. Following the formal presentation by alumni in the morning, speakers facilitated table discussions during a Social Business Model Canvas training module.

Keynote Speaker:
Chris Federico ’94, President and Co-Founder of Cool Kids Campaign

Alumni Panelists:
Debi Frock ’69 ’01, Founder of Ghanaian Mothers’ Hope
Alphonso Mayo ’14, Founder of Mentoring Mentors
Corey Polyoka ’08, Partner and Director of Operations for Foodshed LLC
Shantell Roberts ’08, Founder of The PAC (Portable Alternative Crib)

Sponsor Spotlight:
Shervonne Cherry ’05, Community Manager of Spark Baltimore