Yusef Presley

Yusef Presley

Yusef Presley, Soros Justice Fellow at Progeny, entered the juvenile justice system in 2012 and became a youth leader at Progeny to ensure other young people do not experience the hardships and lack of governance he endured. Yusef recently was granted the distinguished Open Society Foundation-Soros Justice Fellowship grant, to create the YP Project and produce a documentary about the experiences of young people touched by the foster care-to-prison pipeline in Kansas.

With nearly a year passed since Cedric Lofton's death, officials need to step forward and take bold steps in invest in Kansas' young people. (Getty Images)

Young people in Kansas deserve better in wake of Cedric Lofton’s death

By: and - July 30, 2022

Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Tyler Williams and Yusef Presley are youth leaders with Progeny. While September marks one year since Cedric Lofton was tragically killed at the Sedgwick County Juvenile Intake […]