Yohance Salimu’s memoir, “Underprivileged Overachiever,” has been the subject of several media stories, including one by the Los Angeles Times.

It is his life’s story of growing up homeless and living in abject poverty to becoming a multi-decorated graduate of the famed Air Force Academy. It’s a story, his story, he wrote for those who really need to hear it.

All proceeds from Underprivileged Overachiever – A Crenshaw Story, goes toward Geospatial Q & A and will go directly toward creating opportunities for underprivileged youth.

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Yohance Reading Underprivileged Overachiever book
“Yohance tore his heart open and poured out a soulful story of fear, love, rage and redemption. This is not just a coming of age story, this is x-ray vision into the mind of a boy forced to grow up too fast. If you mentor young men, this story will help you redouble your efforts to keep reaching into the darkest wells to raise up refreshing talent like this”
Emille Bryant, Author of Start With a Sparkle
“Salimu endured more obstacles, setbacks, fear and struggle in his youth than most will ace in a lifetime. The story is as gritty and in-your-face as the streets he came up in and immerses the reader into a tense chaotic world where the wrong move can get you killed. He achieves what would seem achievable through grit and ambition but also with the panache of a street performer, where you’re amazed, heartbroken, and at times laughing out loud, at his surreal journey. This story is powerful in it’s message, unforgettable in its telling – and needed in the world right now.”
D.J Eagle Bear Vanas, Author of The Tiny Warrior: A Path to Personal Discovery & Achievement