“By that time, I had joined a street gang. When others looked at me, they saw a menace to society. I grew up angry and in conflict because I didn’t think there was a reason to be in school and learn. I thought it was all a setup.”
But Hasan persisted to receieve his GED. “This was a crossroads for me. I was still struggling, but I really wanted to make it. And for the first time ever, I believed it was possible.”
Today, Hasan has a college degree and a law degree. He has served as Commissioner of Juvenile Justice for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He has been internationally recognized as a speaker, educator, and advocate for youth.
He travels the country to help young people and adults find their voice, personal power, sense of self-respect, and dignity. And he uses his passion for theater to help others connect with historical African-American figures.