Happy Johnson is a nationally acclaimed African-American children's author and humanitarian.
To date, the foundation has volunteered more than 45,000 hours rebuilding homes; donated 3,150 new books to kids; taught 4,000 youth how to build a disaster kit and become wetlands restoration advocates; delivered 3,000 blankets to hospitals; and trained 3,600 inmates on re-entry.
Publisher of four books and co-host of GoNOLA TV, his favorite activity is coaching middle school football. News features include Red Cross 125th Anniversary Magazine, Esquire, USA Today, Louisiana Weekly and C-SPAN. TIME features Mr. Johnson in the World History textbook Civics Today: Citizenship, Economics & You. Former White House Intern, W.K. Kellogg Fellow, and FEMA National Achievement Award Finalist, he is a graduate of Georgetown University and The Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University.