Kenyetta Dotson is a wife, and the mother of three wonderful children; one son, two daughters, and two granddaughters. Kenyetta aspired to achieve higher education through the University of Michigan-Flint where she received her Bachelor of Applied Science and continued on to attain a Master of Social Work from Michigan State University. She has lived in the City of Flint all her life. Kenyetta believes in Giving Back to Community. She serves on the Board of the YWCA, Priority Children, and Church Without Walls, and she is the founder of, WOW Outreach, a local 501c3 non-profit organization. Kenyetta works at Genesee Health System as a Community Liaison.
Kenyetta’s goal in life is to influence change from a systemic standpoint, by engaging the community in social action, collective collaboration, community development and empowerment. Ms. Dotson works closely with youth, parents, organizations, and so many more to instill hope, provoke forward thinking, and apply solution-driven ACTION to address community needs. Kenyetta is a fierce proponent of education, mentorship, leadership, and the value of giving back. Kenyetta is cognizant of the fact that raising a family can prove to be a challenge when working to bring about structural and systemic change throughout communities, government, youth, and families. She completely understands the need to bring about transformative change, especially to those who are underserved, in the most need, and working towards breaking generational cycles of hopelessness, abuse, poverty, and addiction.
Kenyetta has devoted her life to aide youth, families, marginalized groups and communities who have experienced financial and social hardships, by helping to restore independence, self-sufficiency, and leadership skills. She equates education with empowerment and strives daily to promote healthy, purposeful living.
Kenyetta openly shares her story of personal strength, determination, struggles, and overcoming adversity. She expresses her appreciation for a community of caregivers, a supportive family, and a strong network of friends and colleagues. It is only by the grace of God that Kenyetta has evolved into the woman she is today. Her life experiences and personal triumph has made it possible for her to be instrumental in transforming lives, uniting communities, restoring hope, and being a positive example for men, women, boys, and girls. She works diligently to promote awareness, improve living conditions, and create opportunities and access to the most needed services for families with barriers and immense needs. Kenyetta will remain heavily involved in the issues of fairness, equality, social justice, violence prevention, and longevity for today’s youth and families. Her favorite quotes are, “Change Begins With Me, and Get Involved and Make a Difference!”