Second Chance Youth Empowerment Project

Emmanuel R. Wheagar, MS, MBA

Founder / CEO

Founded the organization in 1999 to serve humanity after surviving a deadly car accident 
claimed my life, I devoted my life to improving the lives of others. It became a life-long journey. I'm so fortunate to be able to impact the lives of others, all while partnering with some of the most passionate and driven philanthropists on the globe.

Our Leaders

Emmanuel Bravy Daykeay, PhD

Director of overseas relief and Scholarship. 

​Our Director of Global Outreach and Chief of Development makes sure we're where people need us. He spends his free time encouraging and promoting education. 

1998- On March 28th of 1998, this organization was launched.

2001- The Second Chance Youth Empowerment Programs (STEPS) was launched to redirect the minds and activities of the teens.

2003- The Black History Month Celebration was launched to empower the youths and honor leaders of the community.

2005- Designed to inspire young women, the Women of Distinction Awards was launched to honor women who have made a significant impact on society.

2006- The Youth Summit was launched to provide needed mentoring and empowerment to the youths.

2013- Second Chance launched its Job Readiness and Social Service program that is currently one of the top humanitarian aids in the nation with over 500 volunteers.

Min. Bolton Brown

Minster of Music 

​Director of Music and Arts education provides free training and mentoring for the youths. He spends his free time reading to the kids.

​Evang. Merlyn Valentine Deshield

Founding Member and general Coordinator.

Our general coordinator makes sure all of our projects are strategically paced and delivered on time. She spends her free time empowering young women. 

Min. Florence Nimley

Treasurer and director of evangelism.

Our Chief Financial Officer forecast the need for our organization and manage the budget while she spends her free time teaching children to read.

Our Founder