JJ Johnson

JJ is a Philadelphia native who graduated from The Philadelphia High School for Girls as part of its 243rd graduating class. She went on to enroll at Community College of Philadelphia. While attending CCP, JJ completed an internship with Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey where she realized her passion working with girls in Project LEAP. She graduated from CCP with honors and received an associate degree in Behavioral Health and Human Services.

JJ joined the Girls Inc. team full time as the Violence Prevention Education Specialist in 2023. She currently works with the Bold Futures mentoring program, facilitating weekly sessions with girls ages 9-14 at several schools throughout the city.

JJ is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in social work from West Chester University.