KVM Rising Star

Encouragement from Participants

A love for the streets and the lifestyle that goes with that, led Yahynass to spending the last 15 years in prison. In and out, no stability, no care for life, and no care for himself. Life was about getting what he needed, whether legal or not. In 2021, after multiple stints in prison, he decided enough is enough. He came to the Second Chance Program ready to do something different. Asking for help was not something he was used to. However, Yahynass did exactly that. He started to see some real changes taking place. He began working at Subway where he quickly earned certificates in safe food handling and more. Every certificate brought a new level of hope and energy. He participated in the Racine/Kenosha Community Action program and was able to secure funding for housing. Most recently, he has enrolled in college courses in Business Administration. We are extremely excited to see what the future holds for him. Yahynass exhibits everything we look for in a “rising star”. He’s not where he wants to be but is definitely on his way!