Prophet Walker is joining the First Lady as a guest at the 2015 State of the Union address.
Prophet Walker is joining the First Lady as a guest at the 2015 State of the Union address on January 20. Watch it live at 9 p.m. ET at WhiteHouse.gov/SOTU.
Prophet Walker was serving a six-year sentence for robbery when he made a choice to turn his life around.
Walker -- now 27 -- began a program in his prison that provided fellow inmates with the opportunity to complete a two-year college degree.
After he was released, Prophet graduated with a degree from Loyola Marymount's Engineering school, working as a construction engineer and still finding time to serve the southern California community.
Prophet is the co-founder of Watts United Weekend -- a program that provides weekend camp retreats for hundreds of people weekly, strengthening trust between law enforcement, community members, parents, and kids from local housing projects. He's also worked with young offenders by helping them find opportunities to turn their lives around: He's a founding member of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition, and has worked with InsideOUT Writers, a program that helps juvenile offenders express themselves through writing.
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