January 16, 2009
Jordan Steffy, a student in the Master of Real Estate Development program, was recently named to the 2008 Allstate/AFCA Good Works Team (Division I). Steffy was a college senior and starting quarterback for the Maryland Terrapins in the Fall 2008 football season.
Each year, the Allstate/AFCA (American Football Coaches Association) Good Works program honors 22 student-athletes who demonstrate a commitment to community service off the field. Steffy was honored for his work to help underserved children in the Washington-Baltimore region.
Inspired by a high school classmate suffering from epilepsy, Steffy founded the Children Deserve a Chance Foundation to aid in the financial, emotional and spiritual development of underprivileged and disabled youth. Beneficiaries of Jordan’s charitable work include The Epilepsy Foundation, Clare House, Water Street Rescue Mission and the New Image Youth Center.
Maryland Head Football Coach Ralph Friedgen has said that he never coached an individual “who’s been more of a team player, more unselfish, more giving of his time, efforts and his energy, not only to our team but to our community.”
Jordan’s ultimate goal is to open a local youth center for children in need of a safe and uplifting atmosphere where they can play and receive help with homework.
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