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DLD Speaker at GRADUATION 2017
North Tampa Alternative School
DLD Mentee Accepts Award from Pres. Obama
Mr. Coney, Mr. Wright, Mr. Anthony Present

Determined to Learn and Develop. 

  • The Mayor's Office, Baltimore, Md.
  • State Attorneys Off., Baltimore, Md.
  • Evander Childs H. Sch., Bronx, NY
  • McKnight Achievers, Orlando, Florida
  • HEADSTART, Polk County, Florida
  • Lake Mid. School, Belle Glades, Fla.
  • Howard University, Washington, DC
  • Agricultural & Labor Inst., Disney World
  • Tom Joyner Family Reunion, Orlando, Fla.
  • The Hillsborough Co. Schools, Tpa, Fla.
  • Derrick Brook Foundation, Tampa, Florida
  • State Attorneys Office, Tallahasee, Florida 
  • Whitney/Bowers School, Tampa, Florida
  • The Image School, St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Hillsborough County Public School, Tampa, Florida
  • Hills. Co. Pub. Sch, Title 1 N & D Program
  • Pinellas County Urban League Conference On Gangs
  • 29th Street Church of Christ, Tampa, Florida
  • Spring Hill Baptist Church, Tampa, Florida
  • USF AHEC PROGRAM, Tampa, Florida
  • Black on Black Crime Conference, Orlando, Florida
  • Southwest University, Tampa, Florida
  • Morgan State University, Baltimore, Md.
  • Florida Metro. University, Tampa, Fla.
  • Hillsborough Com. College, Tampa, Fla.
  • Pikesville High School, Pikesville, Md.
  • Lockheed Martin, Pinallas County, Florida
  • Goodwill Industries, Tampa, Florida
  • The Counsel Center, Baltimore, Md.
  • St. John PMB Church, Tpa, Fla.
  • Urban Leadership Institute, Baltimore, Md.
  • Maryland House of Corrections, Baltimore, Md.
  • Mount Olive A.M.E. Church, Tampa, Fla.


    "GOD, GOD, GOD, your message really rocked my standing room congregation"!

       ---------- Rev. Maurice Gladney, Faith Temple M.B. Church of Tampa Bay

    "Mr. Dowridge, We really enjoyed your presentation as Prisoner "D!"

     ------ Ms. Gooding-Butts, Whitney/Bowers Success School
    "Our Mentors are focused and thoroughly trained to take on the role of mentoring
    -- Jamal Moses, Dir. Mayor's Office of Children, Youth & Families
    "We are highly gracious to have you as a part of our team"

    -- Cameille Blackmon, Program Director, Lockheed Martin

    "Your enthusiasm is contagious, just what the doctor ordered"

    -- Tony Wicks, Counselor, The Counseling Center

    "Superb job, right on target! My group of students enjoyed your goal setting presentation"

    -- Dr. A.L.Williams, PhD, Morgan State University
     "Our church is blessed to have you mentor our boys in a direction of prosperity"
    -- Pastor Bart Banks, St. Johns PMC Church     


    DLD you were really awesome and the youth truly enjoyed you, you are back again, 2011!
    -------------- Dr. Dexter Frederick, Director The B.E.S.T. Program
    Knowledge, entertainment, and a motivational empowerment all wrapped in one!
    Mrs. Kathy Richardson-Lawrence, Youth Coordinator, Spring Hill Baptist Church
    A message needed to hear by our young African-American Youth! 
    ----------- Mr. Gibson, The Florida State Attorney Office on Black on Black Crime
    The Police Officers, SWAT, FBI was truly moved by your story today, Mr. Dowridge!
    ----------- Mr. Gregory Johnson, President of Pinellas Urban League
    Mr. Dowridge my teachers from all fifteen sites are bragging about you!
    ------------ Mrs. Sherell Wilson, Supervisor, Title 1 N & D Program, Hills. Co. Pub. Schools
    That was a brave act of courage putting your life on the line to capture a most wanted man!
    ----------- Sheriff David Gee, Hillsborough County Sheriff Department
    DLD the work you present, eighteen years, you are a pillar!                                            

    ---------- Mr. William Knowles, Director of The Urban League Teen Summit