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Ernest Canty

Ernie is our latest addition to HKYO, he is joining us as a Mentor to transport youth to and from their destinations.

He is a native of Hartford who grew up in the housing projects of Bellevue Square. This is where he earned the respect of his family and friends of being a trustworthy and resilient individual who likes bringing out the best in people. Mr. Canty also learned responsibility and entrepreneurship at a very young age, starting out opening up at his mother’s restaurant, being a cashier and managing the inventory. Ernie is an Event Coordinator and Promoter and has worked with a diverse group of people, building life-time relationships with vendors and co-workers. With several successful family businesses under his belt, Ernest has always believed in giving back to his community. He built on his commitment of community service through the Revitalization Corporation, Mount Olive Baptist Church and being involved in the Bellevue Square Tenant Association. He has always been a leader and we look forward to him showing the youth we mentor how to strive today, tomorrow for their own great future, He wants to see youth achieve their goals and serve their community no matter their circumstance.