Charleston White is a pre-law student at Texas Wesleyan University in Ft. Worth, Tx., and the founder and CEO of HYPE (Helping Young People Excel) Youth Outreach.
After spending six and a half years in Giddings State School for the crime of murder, he managed to reinvent himself and make a positive impact on society.
Who is Charleston White?
Charleston White has been very vocal about his criminal past. At age 14, he and three friends were involved in a tragic incident at a Foot Locker store where a man lost his life.
Serving jail time for his actions, Charleston eventually became a former teenage gang leader and transformed his life for the better.
Following his release, Charleston White gained a significant social media following through his YouTube commentary on rap music and other trending headlines.
He channeled his experiences to establish HYPE, an organization dedicated to educating teens and guiding them away from a life of crime.
HYPE’s impact has been far-reaching, even working directly with members of one of Texas’ largest Hispanic gangs in Fort Worth.
Charleston’s dedication to helping young people turn their lives around has earned him respect in the community.
Charleston White enrolled in Texas Wesleyan University’s Criminal Justice program to obtain his bachelor’s degree.
Now a husband and father of two, he travels the country, sharing his knowledge, experiences, and story of redemption to inspire positive change.