Johnathan entered the foster care system at birth, where he was placed in kinship care with his grandmother and remained there until age 18. Johnathan had a rough start to “independence” finding him without a home for a period of time. In spite of challenges he continued with school and currently attends Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC); majoring in broadcasting. Johnathan has been an active member in Wisconsin’s Youth Advisory Council since its inception in 2005, and currently serves as its president. He has advocated extensively for changes in foster care through participation on panels, training, lobbying, and media outlets. Johnathan works two jobs but still finds time for his real love; playing on the MATC basketball team.