Shelby ParrishShelby Parrish has been with the Running Rebels for most of his life.He joined the Warning Basketball Team at the age of 14.
Parrish states, "I enjoyed the competition.It was fun and it kept me out of trouble."His positive experiences at Running Rebels influenced his career choices as he majored in Psychology at Jackson State University.He returned to Milwaukee after college and worked with Social Services for seven years where part of his job was bringing youth to Running Rebels.In 2001, he returned to Running Rebels to become the director of the SCOP (Serious Chronic Offenders Program).His
ability to connect with the youth and help them make positive choices has led to an 85% success rate in this program.Parrish states, "Life is about making positive relationships."He
advises youth to "never give up", and that, "As a young person you might make a mistake, but you still have time to change and make positive connections."