United Youth of America


Now Accepting All Ages

Annette Wilson - CEO

Annette Wilson served in the military Army as a Chef and received her accounting degree.  Annette Wilson passion has always been cooking and working with the youth. In 2007, Mrs Wilson developed food service program for youth and certified them in ServSafe, with career development.  Throughout the years Mrs Wilson formed partnership with Fulton County, Dekalb County, Atlanta Regional Commission, Zaxby Restaurant's, Boys2Mens, Atlanta Board of Education, and Levy Restaurants,  etc.
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ROSALIND JONES, Excutive Director - United Youth of America, Inc - New Mexico

A native of Chicago Illinois, but over 2 decades a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico. In those 2 decades worked as an Administrator for the New Mexico Department of Transportation, District 3. Was the Program Director for the New Mexico State Martin Luther King Commission. While there created the MLK Ambassador program, MLK Mentorship Program and the MLK Library.
She is the co-founder of the Cover Dolls Mentorship for girls and teenagers. She is the Director and founder of Victorious Overcoming Women.
Most recently, she was appointed as the ExcutDirector of United Youth of America Culinary Apprenticeship Program - Albuquerque which will launch in February, 2019.
A professional singer and song writer of Gospel Music which has allowed and still allows her to travel across this nation and abroad meeting and changing the lives of people everywhere she goes



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KIMBERLY COMBS, Zaxby's, Atlanta Ga  

Kimberly Combs has always had a passion for food and creating culinary masterpieces as well as hospitality and customer service which has guided her career in the food industry for over 35 years. Mrs. Combs decided to expand that passionate journey by furthering her education and obtaining her culinary degree from the highly recognized and respected Le Cordon Bleu in 2009. Although she has worked at various restaurants throughout her career, for more than a decade she has given her talents and managerial skill to Zaxby’s. She began as an assistant manager and quickly worked her way to not only District Manager but a certified training manager for the company. Throughout her time with Zaxby’s she has mentored and inspired many who are still working in the restaurant industry not only for Zaxby’s but took what they have learned from her to other restaurants where they are thriving. Mrs. Combs dedication has attributed to her being a driving force in the partnership with United Youth of America where she hopes to continue to enrich the lives of the next generation of culinary professionals.
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CHEF DWAYNE JORDAN, Executive Program Operator - United Youth of America, Inc - New Mexico 

Chef Jordan’s culinary expertise has received extensive recognition throughout the years by radio, and television media. He has been honored by political leaders of our country, most recently preparing an event for our commander in chief, President George W. Bush in Birmingham, Alabama. Chef’s “2000”, a former organization of professional Chefs and culinarians named Chef Jordan “One of North Americas most Outstanding Chefs”. In addition the San Bernardino, California Sun News featured and named Chef Jordan as the Youngest Accomplished Executive Chef in the Nation in 1997, after he opened the prestigious Ontario Convention Center in Southern California. Interesting enough of all these accomplishments, Chef Jordan is most proud of being selected as the Super Bowl XXXII Food Services Quality Assurance Manager in 1998, an honor he says he will cherish for a lifetime. 
 
A Graduate of the Culinary Institute of Baltimore (Presently BIC), Chef Jordan has been the recipient of many culinary certifications and awards including the honor and title of "Chef Rôtisseurs" with the Confrerie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, a century’s old world-wide organization recognizing excellence in service and culinary arts. It is wonderful to know that Chef Jordan’s passion expands beyond the walls of the kitchen, as displayed in his efforts by founding several organizations such as the Literacy Through Culinary Arts Program in Birmingham, Alabama, International Alliance of Christian Chefs and C.O.A.L, a Leadership organization of men around the country. 
 


ANTWAN BANKS, Cyber Security Instructor  - United Youth of America, Inc - Atlanta, Ga 

Antwan Banks is CEO and founder of Bebaios Solutions, LLC, a Service ConnectedDisabled Veteran Own Business providing Information Technology (IT) Solutions and ITprofessional Services in the areas of cyber security, cyber threats analysis, compliance
auditing, policy, and security technology training, to commercial and governmental agencies.

Currently, Antwan is serving as the Chief Cyber Security Consultant at the MetropolitanAtlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). His duties and responsibilities includecoordinating and building an Information Security Office in order to safeguard the Agency’s enterprise, train control, industrial control system (ICS)/supervisory control anddata acquisition (SCADA) systems and networks. Cultivate the security programs withinthe agency by designating roles and responsibilities for the Information Security Office. Provides guidance and data on the use and implementation of security tools as well as on the reduction and prevention of cyber security risks. Train new security staff members in the awareness of ICS/SCADA cyber security. Hold bimonthly meetings for project teamsto provide security updates made to the agency’s train control systems. Ensure that DHSand TSA information security requirements are met within all IT projects and profiles. Also manages the agency 1.6-million-dollar cyber security program and projects.


Board Member
Mr Ray McNeal the President of R & M Connective Solutions, LLC is a business consulting firm specializing in helping companies and organizations prepare for and locate funding sources to fit their specific funding needs.  We work with variety of industries.  We have a specialty practice in the Energy industry, focusing on helping companies and organizations which are developing waste energy technology and products as well as new alternative and /or sustainable energy products or services.
Board Member
Percy Dean Butler is recognized as a leader/innovator in the financial management and insurance profession.  His professional and personal philosphies are simple:  If you want to help yourself, you must first help others, and if you want results, you have to make them happen". Percy's life has been dedicated to proving that motto and is reflected throughout his careers, which have included more than twenty years of distinguished and honorable service as military officers, and the development and nurturing of a privatel owned inancial corporation.  In his Personal life, he shares his philosophy by participatng in the coaching\mentoring of those desiring to further their education in school or buisness, public speaking engagements, and providing estat and financial planning seminars.