To be an international epicenter for financially, politically and socially progressive individuals. Serving as a hub, YES mobilizes people, information, resources and capital for the greater good of its members and society at large.Young Enterprising SocietyYoung Enterprising Society (“YES”) started in 2012 as the brainchild of Que & Khalif El-Amin as they saw a need for a social outlet in Milwaukee for young professionals. Using Khalif’s vast network, YES was able to host parties in the trendiest of Wisconsin’s Social Clubs that traditionally did not welcome people of color. With every party, YES hosted a “Haircuts for Kids” event, giving free haircuts throughout the United States. Concurrently, YES saw it’s brand grow through the use of social media culminating into selling over 2,000 pieces of apparel in their first year of business.
In its first 5 years of operation YES has continued to use its resources for a myriad of community events and services including Pamper my Princess Program, YES Tours, a Small Business Expo and numerous social events. YES is also proud to be a part of many successful startups including Building New Pathways, Mobile Merchant Connect and Osha’s Market.
Current initiatives include Community Revitalization, Project Management and our Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math Program.
Khalif is a native of Milwaukee, WI. During high school he was a standout basketball player for the perennial powerhouse Rufus King International High School. During his senior year at King, he was awarded by opposing coaches as the Phillip Gayle Student-Athlete of the Milwaukee City Conference.
Khalif went on to fulfill his lifelong dream of playing collegiate basketball at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where he graduated with a Sociology degree. At UW-Stevens Point, Khalif continued to excel on and off the court earning 1st team All-Conference honors, Team MVP as a senior and a list of other awards and titles.
Khalif is currently the Varsity Assistant Coach at Nicolet High School in Glendale, WI. Prior to this season Khalif was the Varsity Assistant coach at Dominican High School. Dominican was the #1 ranked team in the Southeastern Wisconsin area. At Dominican, Khalif coached and mentored the #1 ranked center in the United States, Diamond Stone.
Khalif is also the Vice President of the John H. Scott Memorial Scholarship Foundation.
Que El-Amin began his entrepreneurial pursuits in 2007 beginning with Scott Crawford, Inc. as a real estate managing entity of which he still owns and operates. Scott Crawford, Inc. has constructed residential real estate transactions totaling tens of millions of dollars in sales, working with hundreds of real estate professionals.
Que El-Amin’s educational experience includes an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in Art and a Master’s Degree in Geography with a concentration in Urban Planning from the Chicago State University in August 2015.
Que has served in a number of leadership capacities including, Transform Milwaukee Initiative Executive Committee, 30th Street Industrial Corridor Board Member, SEED Council, Associates in Commercial Real Estate Graduate, Former President of CSU Aquaponics Association, a member of Gama Theta Epsilon Honor Society and a member of the John H. Scott Memorial Scholarship Foundation.