Stepha’N Quicksey is a program assistant with the Foundation. In this role, Stepha’N provides administrative support to members of the Foundation’s Senior Management Team, including John Ziraldo, David McGhee, Punita Thurman, Marie Colombo and Andrea Anderson.
Stepha’N has nearly 10 years of experience in developing, leading, and implementing youth mentorship and leadership programs. Part of Stepha’N’s experience includes serving as a Peer Educator for Neighborhood Service Organization’s Youth Initiatives Project (NSO/YIP), acting as Senator and Governor’s Cabinet Member for Michigan Youth In Government (MYIG), serving as a writing and speaking consultant for Michigan Future, Inc., and presenting Youth Advisory Council plans to the Detroit Mayor’s Office and Grand Valley State University’s Division of Inclusion and Equity.
Moreover, Stepha’N founded the Detroit Network of Future Leaders (DNFL), a program designed to provide Detroit youth with an opportunity to receive training and funding that would enable them to create small businesses and social impact programs in their schools and communities.
Through his various experiences, Stepha’N has acquired skills in fundraising, grant writing, proposal development, youth leadership development, and advocacy. Stepha’N’s professional vision is to travel across the United States of America developing the educational and economic landscape in urban communities – beginning with his hometown, Detroit.
Stepha’N is currently in the process of completing his undergraduate degree in hopes to become an influential community and business leader. In addition to his professional ambition, Stepha’N is an avid bible student and hopes to one day travel the world teaching the principles of the Christian faith.