Marvin McKenstry Jr.
Marvin McKenstry Jr. is a native Baltimorean, father, Minister and Community Activist. He works as a Job developer for the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development where he promotes and develops employment and on-the-job training opportunities for unemployed and underemployed individuals. A product of being granted a second chance himself after dropping out of high school and many encounters with the law and incarceration starting at age 12, Marvin believes that given the chance there is no such thing as a lost cause. Mr. McKenstry is the co-founder of the Walk of Champions a movement created to directly address the murder epidemic in Baltimore and Urban cities across the country. He is also the founder and Director of the Letting Youth Vision be Expressed (The L.Y.V.E. Project) a youth lead initiative designed to allow youth to build their own programs. Mr. McKenstry’s most important role is an Associate Minister at the Victory House of Worship Church in West Baltimore. Currently, Marvin serves as a consultant on Urban Policing to the Baltimore City Police Department.
"I am excited about this opportunity because I feel it is my duty as a Resident, Father, Minister and Leader to serve my community. This is an honor and privilege given to me by God to make a positive impact on our City's ongoing movement to change for the better. Above all, I am a servant."