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Joe Johnson M.A., LSC

Youth Development Specialist

Phone: (269) 341-1743



Joe Johnson was born in Milwaukee, WI but has lived in several places during his childhood including Hawaii and New York. He considers Milwaukee, AKA: “The Mil” his hometown because of the family ties.

Johnson loves to laugh but also get things done. In pursuit of a PhD. in Counselor Education at the University of Florida, Johnson already holds a Master’s degree in Counselor Education from Western Michigan University with plans on finishing his Doctoral degree by 2015. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from Saginaw Valley State University.


​The former standout college athlete understands the importance of education and mentoring our youth in as many ways as possible. As a Licensed School Counselor, he has worked in a variety of K-12 school settings but has also done extensive work with the undergraduate and graduate student population. Serving as the Program Coordinator for SEC Mentoring Program at the University of Florida, Johnson also inspires youth nationally as a speaker and author (The College Kids, Pursue Your Purpose Not Your Dreams). He is a vibrant presence who owns his own company, Joe Johnson Speaks but continues his work in Michigan with Future 4 Teens and will be instrumental as a Youth Development Specialist helping to launch Future 4 Teens in Gainesville, Florida. These opportunities give Johnson the platform to consistently work with youth and keep up the fight for SOCIAL JUSTICE in AMERICA.






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