Step Up Level 2 Director
Yakasah Wehyee

Yakasah (he/him) joined the Achieve Twin Cities staff in October 2022 as an experienced community builder with a strong commitment to working cross-functionally to expand youth access to postsecondary education and career opportunities. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and history (double major), and his master’s in political science from the University of Minnesota Twin-Cities. He has worked in community engagement and youth program management with All Parks Alliance for Change, Project for Pride in Living, the McVay Youth Program, and the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities.

Currently Yakasah is a Councilmember for the City of Falcon Heights and in the final stages of earning his doctoral degree in political science at the University of Minnesota Twin-Cities. He enjoys taking on challenges and leading teams to work toward a common goal. In his free time, Yakasah enjoys hanging out with his son Esra, taking walks around the lake, listening to music, and generally lounging.