MEET THE FOUNDERS
The HYMC Empowerment, Inc. Founders have a desire to serve.
Cantrell was born in St. Louis & moved to Cape at age 7. He attended Cape Central & participated in basketball, football & track. Cantrell earned a scholarship to play football at Missouri Valley College. In 2011, he walked on to the football team at SEMO & ultimately earned a starting position. He graduated from SEMO with a Bachelors in Criminal Justice & minor in Social Work. After graduating, he moved to Paducah as a juvenile detention center youth worker. Cantrell moved back to Cape & worked for Signature Packaging prior to joining the schools. He has also volunteered with the Christian Boxing Academy.
Born and raised in Pompano Beach, FL, Wyky was raised by a single hard-working mother who was born on the island of Haiti. Wyky was a student-athlete at Southeast Missouri State University playing football for the Redhawks. He graduated in 2014 with a degree in Corporate Communications and minor in Entrepreneurship. Prior to joining Cape schools, Wyky worked as a first responder for the 32nd Judicial Circuit Juvenile Office.
Aaron was born & raised in Marion, Illinois. He participated in football, basketball, & track. He played basketball at Ball State University. During the 2011-2012 season, he was honored with making the All-Mac Freshmen Team. After the season he transferred to John A. Logan Community College and was named a JUCO All-American. Following this year, he accepted a scholarship to play for Western Kentucky University. Wanting to move closer to home, Aaron transferred to SEMO to play for the Redhawks & graduated with a Bachelor in Arts. He eventually used a 5th year to play football for Southeast Missouri State. After college, he continued his athletic career playing arena football with the Salina (KS) Liberty. His passion is working with the youth through sports & mentorship. Aaron’s first experience of mentorship came during high school, where he was involved in a peer group as a mentor. He is also active in the community helping with the Christian Boxing Academy.
Kweku was born in Africa & moved to Chicago at age 10. After graduating high school, he walked on to the football team at Murray State. He left Murray & attended Rock Valley Junior College where he graduated & earned an athletic scholarship to SEMO. Kweku graduated with his Bachelors in Recreation & continued his dreams by signing an arena football contract. Due to a heart condition, Kweku left the team & moved back to Cape to complete his master’s degree. Prior to joining Cape schools, he was the Coordinator for Intramurals at SEMO & was also involved in the Christian Boxing Academy.