Get to Know Our Scholars

Catonah Jenkins

Catonah Jenkins is a first-term carpenter for Clayco working at the 6105 Delmar project. Catonah graduated from North Tech High School in May 2017. She is a 2-time track & field state champion in the 100-meter dash and was top of her carpentry class. She will be attended STL Community College starting the fall semester of 2017 and working toward an engineering degree and hopes to become a superintendent and then a project manager. Catonah has been paired with CCDI mentor Lisa Lamons of CSI to help her along the journey.

Kevon Larkin

Kevon Larkin was awarded the first CCDI Build Our Future Scholarship! He started attending STL Community College in the summer of 2017 to start getting his general education requirements and will transfer into the Washington University – UMSL joint engineering program. Kevon has also been paired with Derek Maschek for his mentor. Derek will be working with Kevon to help him reach his goal of becoming an architectural engineer.

Terrance Watkins

Terrance Watkins is beginning his first semester as an apprentice scholar. He is currently a full-time, first-term apprentice carpenter for TW Constructors working on the Children’s Hospital Campus Renewal project. He starts his first semester at STL Community College in mid-January and hopes to become a project manager.

Julius Collins

Julius Collins is a second term apprentice carpenter for TW Constructors working on the Children’s Hospital Campus Renewal project. Julius will start his first semester as an apprentice scholar at STL Community College in mid-January and hopes to become a project manager.

Chris Conners

Chris graduated in 2016 and began working with Concrete Strategies. Through his hard work, community service and great attendance in school, Chris qualified for the A+ program and is taking night classes at Florissant Valley Community College. Chris aspires to be a civil engineer and the CCDI program will continue to support Chris’ dreams for a bright future. As a reward for Chris’ hard work, the CCDI program assisted Chris in the purchase of his first car to provide safe transportation for Chris to and from work and school.

Malik Johnson

Malik Johnson, the first CCDI student, is now a 3rd-term apprentice carpenter and has worked over 2,100 hours. He has obtained his OSHA 10 and 30, scaffold safety, concrete formwork, first aid, CPR, AED, carpenter tending, and material handling certifications respectively. He will begin his second year of classes at St. Louis Community College this fall where CCDI is providing the financing for tuition and books.

Malik is mentored by Dan Lester of Concrete Strategies.