Marvin Hayes has been a youth educator and mentor for over 20 years. His professional experiences include running recreation programming, alternate education youth consoling, mediation services, and youth workforce development. He has a patience and a presence with the youth that cannot be taught in a classroom but has been cultivated by his lifetime of experience. Recently Marvin has been the leader of a community- based food scrap collection service, Baltimore Compost Collective and composting service as a start-up for local job creation. Hiring underemployed area youth, Marvin has helped grow the idea into a service that collects over a quarter ton of food scraps each week to turn into nutrient rich soil for the new growth.