Donta spent the majority of his life in Missouri’s foster care system, but has grown to be a strong and independent young man. He is currently enrolled in college at Missouri S&T and hopes to pursue a career with an engineering firm after graduation. Donta has been involved in youth advocacy and volunteerism in many ways throughout his time in foster care. He has been a part of the Missouri 4-h Council for the past four years and is currently the South East Representative for St Louis County as well as the Alternate Regional Representative. He is the Vice President of his school's Technical Student Association.

Since 2006 Donta has contributed hundreds of hours of community service to local organizations and internships. Donta believes that every young person deserves the chance to make a difference in someone else’s life, whether that’s by making a change in the foster care system or through simply donating your time.

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2011 Outstanding Young Leaders