Dre Johnson, is an enthusiastic Master of Social Work from Florida Atlantic University. He was awarded the Provost Fellowship designed to financially assist outstanding graduate students in conducting research with tenured Professors. Dre was also awarded the Minority Fellowship by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) along with 40 other top performing scholars nationwide. He served as a School Social Worker and Regional Diversity Facilitator at one of NY's best schools for urban education. The experienced lobbyist, educator and advocate has published research and is currently working as a School Social Worker for Head Start in Broward County Public Schools. He has facilitated workshops, moderated countywide initiatives and presented at the regional and national level. His vision to close the opportunity gap that exists between people of color in low socio-economic standing and their more affluent counterparts by educating and empowering people in urban, sub-urban and rural spaces one person at a time.
Dre Johnson, born and raised in Rochester, NY graduated high school from the country's lowest graduating district for Black and Latino males at an abysmal 9%. Now he is a member of the nation's largest National Honor Society for Social Workers (Phi Alpha). He studied African & African-American Studies at the University of Ghana in West Africa while completing his Bachelor's at State University of New York College at Brockport. Dre is passionate about working with youth and families as well as educating faculty and staff on topics of mental health, equity, and inclusion.
What's Next for Dre?
Dre is looking to broaden his experience as a psychotherapist and and plans on becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in 2021. His goal is to become a private practitioner, author, and guest lecturer for communities of color worldwide.