Words From Our Founder


Donald Byrd is Founder of Start Bright Inc. (SBI). Motivated by his own personal experiences growing up in Yonkers, NY. Donald is passionate about addressing the needs of children and early exposure to S.T.E.A.M. education.

“I found it hard to focus in school. I didn’t do well in high school and feel like if I had the resources I needed early in life, that I would have succeeded academically. Sports and hands-on education is what saved me.”

Donald and his team know that all children do not learn the same way. SBI identifies the needs of each student and uses techniques to appeal to their individual learning style

“I am proud SBI provides a 360 degree approach to meeting the needs of our children and their families”.

In addition to specialized educational support, both families and children have an opportunity to access resources appealing to their social, emotional, and mental health needs.

“My vision is that no child gets left behind.”

Donald and his team live by the quote “fill a need, solve a problem”.

SBI is truly filling the need for access to a quality education. SBI’s work gives all children throughout the state of Georgia a chance to receive a high-quality STEAM learning experience.