My name is Deonte Small, here officially starting my STH/STB blog career. I’m 23 years old, born and raised right here in Boston, which is one of the reasons I took this position. I went to the Charles Taylor during elementary school and Edward Brooke Charter during middle. During high school, I was in METCO program so I didn’t go to school in my area. Going to school in Bedford, Mass, I did not contact many people that looked like I do. I was one of maybe 20 total African-American students in the entire high school. I would not change that experience for anything, because it helped shape me into the person I am today. I learned about other cultures earlier than other people that lived in my area. Right after high school, I moved to Providence for college.
Hope to see you on the harbor!