Kenan Morrison was born in Los Angeles, California to Elizabeth and Robert “Spyder” Morrison. Though born on the west coast, Kenan spent his high school years in Naperville, IL where he attended Waubonsie High School and graduated with the Class of 1996. After high school graduation, Kenan became a “legacy” student by following in his Father’s footsteps.
Kenan enrolled at Missouri S&T, formerly known as the University of Missouri - Rolla. While there, he became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and was very involved in the chapter. In addition to academics and the fraternity, he also managed to play varsity football for all four years at Missouri S&T. Kenan graduated from Missouri S&T in the fall of 2001with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering.
After graduation Kenan combined his passion for educating others and his love for children and decided to become a teacher with the St. Louis Public Schools. He taught at Blow Middle School for his rookie year and has since served at Lift for Life Academy for the last 10 years; which is the oldest charter school in St. Louis. Kenan enjoys seeing young minds expand and often accompanies the students on educational trips outside of the classroom.
When not at work, Kenan strives to serve the community he lives in. He has volunteered with several organizations in the St. Louis area and is the founder of “The Village”. The Village is a boys mentoring program whose mission statement reads:
“Our mission is to extend an honest hand to the next generation by connecting youth from at risk communities with empowered and enlightened adults. We will provide those youth with academic assistance, spiritual guidance, and skills training necessary to excel in all aspects of life.”
The Village is a Community Service organization currently in its 3rd year of service.
Kenan is a member of Prince of Peace M.B. Church where of Rev. Willie E. Kilpatrick is the Senior Pastor. Kenan has served as a deacon for the last 5 years. In his spare time he enjoys reading, working out & playing chess.
Kenan enjoyed an extremely rare opportunity when he introduced Barak Obama under the St. Louis arch in 2008 with over 100,000 onlookers.