Breaking Barriers: From First Year Success Mentor to Non-Profit CEO, Donovan Forrest is Excited to Lead An Organization He Loves

May 5, 2019




Throughout his experience as an undergraduate student at Temple University and youth mentor, Donovan Forrest has evaluated his community to see what can be made better. This mindset toward improvement stems from his sophomore year in Lancaster, PA, where she spent a little over two years studying at Millersville University. Passionate about leadership and youth mentoring, Forrest served as Education Chairman of the Millersville University Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and a First-Year Experience Mentor to undergraduate students. Usually found around Millersville's campus donning a suit, tie, and a taper fade, the nineteen-year-old college student believed in changing the narrative of his life early.  


“My adolescent years were a challenge. I had a temper, was dealing with all this unresolved trauma, and wasn't sure which direction my life would take. I became a youth mentor as soon as I graduated from high school at The Boys and Girls Club of Philadelphia and developed a strong passion for mentoring. I put everything I had into being a positive role model for you