Kenneth first joined California Youth Connection as a member in 1989. Kenneth was inspired by the idea that youth could have influence and that he could make changes which could benefit his sister who was still in foster care.
After becoming more familiar with the organization, Kenneth joined the CYC staff as a Youth Organizer in Los Angeles. During this time he sat on several commissions, workgroups, and panels to ensure that the youths’ voices were heard throughout the county. In 1996 he transitioned into the role of Outreach Coordinator, where he assisted chapters with chapter dynamics and building strong stable relationships. In 1997 Kenneth became a certified mediator.