Zurrell has been longtime supporter of YouthBuild prior to joining the organization in 2018. He graduated from YouthBuild in 2009 and has since went on to earn his Associate’s degree from Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology and Bachelor’s degree from Temple University.
For years Zurrell has made an impact on youth and the community. He has served a year of service through AmeriCorps VISTA for the Police Athletic League of Philadelphia helping bring free youth programs to inner-city youth. He has also operated as a Sports Coordinator and Youth Program Director for the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA coordinating and developing youth programs for families and youth in the North Philadelphia community.
In 2017, Zurrell decided to make a change and focus more on supporting the next generation of young adults. Zurrell was presented an opportunity to become a temporary Career Coach at YouthBuild. Success as a Career Coach has provided him a greater opportunity to serve as a Career Coordinator working in the Postsecondary Department. Zurrell hopes to use his story to inspire students and alumni to become the next generation of leaders.