As a young man, Corey fell into the wrong crowd and got into trouble. What started out as minor transgressions developed into criminal behavior that led him to incarceration before he graduated high school. He was released and completed high school, but his attitude led him down a dangerous path. After learning about United Way’s YouthBuild Long Island from his aunt, Corey realized he was presented with an opportunity to turn his life around.
“Being in YouthBuild allowed me to move beyond the narrow space that I grew up in. YouthBuild taught me so much - everything from academics to leadership development and I will forever be grateful to them.”
Corey has since received his Associates of Arts degree in Business Administration from Suffolk Community College, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from SUNY Farmingdale, and is currently in the management trainee program at Enterprise Holdings.