Mr. Sturdivant believes that growth is the evolution of changing your mindset on a daily basis. Mr. Sturdivant began his academic career by earning his high school diploma from Springbrook High School in Silver Spring, Maryland and earned full athletic scholarship to the University of Maryland, College Park. As a student-athlete, Mr. Sturdivant earned many honors: Co-Captain of the Terps, 1st team-All ECAC, 1st team All ACC, Pre-season All-American and drafted by Miami Dolphins. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Family Studies at University of Maryland and earned a scholarship to attend post-graduate studies at Bowie St. University to obtain his master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. Personal, professional, educational and family experiences have helped shaped him in his current push to change mindsets and be a positive force in today’s society. He has served as a educator in the public school system for over 20 years and has loved every minute of working with today’s youth. He has developed his own company STURDI (Success, Takes, Ultimate, Resilience, Determination, & Inspiration) which empowers youth and adults to self-eternalize their own growth potential.