Shamel King serves as Business Director for Take Trips MES. Shamel believes that everyone deserves a second chance. Shamel is a graduate of New Rochelle High School in Westchester County, New York. He is a rising supervisor for The Amtrak Corporation. He has always wanted to be a part of giving back to the community because he knows what struggle looks like. He was reared by a single mother until the age of 9. Once his mother married his non-biological father, his life went in a different direction, and now wants to ensure youth in disadvantaged communities can see that your beginnings should never dictate your endeavors. Do what is right and stay on your path. They will be bumps in the road but believe in yourself and you will see the light. Shamel, could not be happier than to be sitting on the Take Trips MES board because he believes in Barbara’s vision and what she wants to do for youth of color.
Darnell Marable serves as Advocacy Director for Take Trips MES. Darnell is happy to be on the board of an organization that is making a difference in the lives of disadvantaged youth. Darnell is a graduate of Pelham Memorial High School, located in Westchester County, New York. He has also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports and Recreation Management from Keystone College. It’s a D3 college where he played basketball for his entire four years at Keystone College. Darnell is returning to Keystone college, and at present time is coaching at a school in New York City. Darnell has stated he has experienced a somewhat privileged upbringing, but it has not stopped him from giving his time to those who are in need and need mentoring. He started with Take Tripes MES as a mentor and is now part of the board. He cannot wait to see and be part of the difference TTMES will make in the lives of the youth that need the services and programs that TTMES offers.
Take Trips MES, will work tirelessly to reduce the recidivism rate of incarcerated and detention youth of color once they are released from the system; to provide them with adequate aftercare services. Aftercare services are vital for youth of color transitioning back into their communities from the incarceration and detention system. Click the DONATE NOW button to help Take Trips MES facilitate the necessary aftercare work for our youth to heal their hurt!