Life Changing Community Outreach
Yvette has worked with youth and adults over 30 years in the following areas:
- Youth Violence Prevention
- Gang Prevention
- Teen Pregnancy Support
- Girls Self-Worth Session
- Rap Session
- Job Readiness
- Resources for Food, Shelter and clothing
- Leadership Development
- Team Building
Yvette L. McKinnie resides in the Austin Community where she has lived for 45 years. She has witnessed a rapid and steady increase in despair and hopelessness within The Austin Community over the past several years. She felt that something had to be done to help stem the downward spiral.
When she envisions the change of this area, she always refers to Ezekiel 37:1-10. "Can These Dry Bones Live ?" And the answer is a resounding Yes!
Her affiliation's with the following associations and agencies have inspired and given her a heart felt passion and unique view, insight and prospective into some of the many issues plaguing the Austin and surrounding areas and the various needs:
Employee of the Cook County Sheriff Dept. for 27 years.
A member of Prison Fellowship Ministry for over 26 years
Overseer of transition Disconnected Youth for 19 years
Youth Pastor for 4 years.