Yvonne is the founder of “Midnight Basketball” a crime prevention program that offers young men an alternatives to violence. She ministers to inmates and assist the released with re-entering society. In it’s 20thyear her women’s support group, “Positive Plus” continues to thrive offering encouragement and self confidence.
Yvonne has been a featured speaker on numerous platforms, including the Essence Awards, Just to name a few. She authored the book “Behind The Death of A Child” and contributed to “Chicken Soup for the African American Soul.” She has been featured in multiple publications such as Essence, Ebony, Cleveland Times, to name a few.
Yvonne has been a recipient of several awards including, being inducted into the Women’s Hall of Fame for the State of Ohio, 908thPoint of Light presented by President George W. Bush, Queen Latifiah’sProject Confidence Award, an Essence Award and many others.
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