Jada Johnson, 18, is a 2020 graduate of Achievement Academy in Baltimore, Md. and a student at Baltimore City Community College. She is a youth advocate with the West Baltimore organization, No Boundaries Coalition, where she has been certified to register voters since 10th grade. She is a youth leader at the leadership development non-profit, HeartSmiles and on the youth advisory board at Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg Center for Adolescent Health.
In May 2020, she was one of the published authors for the Baltimore Youth COVID-19 Diaries. In June 2020, she was one of the three Black women from Baltimore featured on Tiny Spark, the podcast of Nonprofit Quarterly. Also in June, Johnson was on a panel of high school journalists covering coronavirus at the Freedom Forum’s annual Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference.
Johnson was a YMG intern and contributed to the site’s Corona(virus) Chronicles. In the fall of 2020, she took general studies and transferred to a four-year university to major in Law and Psychology and minor in Journalism.