Group photo of scholars with Otis Winston in a school gym

Actor Otis Winston had a warm homecoming as he visited YCSD on Friday, November 4. Otis spoke about growing up in the North Side projects and persevering through adversity. He challenged our scholars to believe in themselves and not let anyone's opinion stop them from being who they are meant to be. You can catch Otis in movies like Greenland, Venom, and the upcoming Shazam! Fury of the Gods. Thank you, Otis, for your inspiration. And thank you to BOE member Mr. Donaldson for coordinating this special visit!

Visit IMDB to see Otis' full filmography, and follow him on Instagram @otisdwinston.