Reaching Back And Reaching Out -
 About Joshua
Joshua Johnson is the proud father of Justus Johnson. Joshua was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. His speaking comes directly from his real life experiences, and how he overcame an incarceration that began at the young age of 17 and was released at the age of 27. During his incarceration, he realized the power that his story carried as he spoke to the youth who were enrolled in the Youth Awareness Program, as well as high schools and at other prisons. Upon his released in 2004 he continued to use his gift of speaking by going into the prison system and speaking to inmates who were nearing release as well as speaking in other venues, which are listed below.
Joshua's goal is to share his story of success after a lengthy incarceration as motivation that no matter what happened in your past or what is happening now you can be a successful and productive citizen. His story is complete with the ups and downs that he experienced during his incarceration and after his release. He also makes no excuse for what happened in his life, he shows how GOD has used his past as a blessing to others. Joshua also shares his Four Keys to Success with the audience. Through his story he is able to motivate you to do better and be better regardless of your situation, whether you are an ex-offender, a high schooler, a college student, businesss owner, single mother or father,etc. 
Joshua's list of prior and current speaking engagments include: 
  • Featured speaker on Wisconsin Dept. of Corrections intake orientation video
  • Commencement Keynote Speaker Kaplan College, Milwaukee, WI
  • Boys and Girls Club of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Fon Du Lac High School, Fon Du Lac,Wisconsin 
  • St.Charles Youth Home of Milwaukee, Wisconsin 
  • Wisconsin Department of Corrections seminars as well other Department of Corrections sponsored events
  • Daymar Institute Criminal Justice Students Nashville,Tennessee
  • 16th Annual Jail Administrators Conference held in
     Stevens Point,Wisconsin   
  • Ozaukee County Jail, Port Washington, Wisconsin
  • James Madison High School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Spotted Eagle High School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Kaplan College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Cornerstone Achievement Academy, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Juvenile Superintendents Conference held in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 
  • Racine Youth Offender Corr. Facility, Racine, WI
  • Southeast Wisconsin Recruiters Network, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Commencement Speaker-Heartlove Place/ProStart Culinary Arts, Milwaukee, WI