Kenyatta ’92 and Tracey Brame received a national award in scouting in Grand Rapids, MI. The Grand Rapids couple received the Whitney M. Young Jr. Service award by the Boy Scouts of America, which highlights outstanding service in the development of scouting for rural or low-income urban youth.
The couple organized youth scouting opportunities organized and now serve in leadership in thriving Scouting programs in Grand Rapids.
Their two sons Kimani, 6, and Kamau, 8, are members of their Cub Scout Pack.
“Kenyatta and Tracey Brame are tremendous supporters of the Boy Scouts of America, and we’re thrilled to present them with the Service Award,” said Wayman Britt, president of the Gerald R. Ford Council Boy Scouts of America.
Kenyatta holds a JD degree from the University of Michigan Law School, an MBA from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s degree from Wabash College. His community affiliations include serving as a board member of Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park; the Floyd Skinner Bar Association, Wabash College and Alternative Directions.
He and Tracey founded the Tipping Point Initiative, a nonprofit that seeks to eliminate barriers in employment and education, through programming, training and mentoring with a particular focus on youth, communities of color, impoverished communities and other disenfranchised groups.
Tracey Brame came to Cooley Law School from Legal Aid of Western Michigan, where she was a staff attorney who advised and represented low – income clients on family law, housing, and consumer law issues.
She also collaborated with programs that address legal issues faced by ex – offenders re – entering the community.
She started the Access to Justice Clinic at Cooley’s Grand Rapids campus in 2006 and currently runs the West Michigan Public Defender Clinic.