There are currently over 30,000 foster youth in LA County who are waiting to be paired with a loving, forever family. After hearing the devastating news about some of the struggles foster youth face, Hollywood TV and Film Star, AJ Akua Johnson, decided to send a heartfelt message to inspire youth at Trinity Youth Services. In her powerful video message, AJ tells youth, “Please keep dreaming. Please know that you are bigger and better than what your background has been.”
A highly sought-after actress, choreographer, speaker, life coach and fitness trainer whose notable client roster includes Stevie Wonder, Emily Blunt, Anne Hathaway, Lindsay Lohan, and Gabrielle Union, AJ lives and breathes health and wellness, and has used the tragic loss of both of her parents at a young age to help others heal their lives from the inside out.
A former Miss Maroon & White (Morehouse College) and the first Miss Collegiate Black America, AJ has appeared in a number of television series, and feature films, including House Party, Skin Deep, The Inkwell, Assassins (with Sylvester Stallone), Dying Young (with Julia Roberts), Sister Act (with Whoopi Goldberg), John Singleton’s critically acclaimed feature Baby Boy, and most recently, TV One’s Sins of the Father, ALL BLACK’s Stuck with You and many others.
Due to AJ’s passion for transforming lives, and for smashing negative stereotypes about women, off and on the big screen, AJ has appeared in national and international publications including Vogue, Women’s Health, Self, Essence, Sister 2 Sister, In Style, Black Health, Monarch, Vibe, Us Weekly, In Touch, and Black Sophisticates Hair.
A multi-talented and beloved celebrity, AJ has hosted and produced shows for television and radio, as well as created a wellness segment for VH1’s current hit Couples Retreat, WE Channel’s Savvy, hosted VH1’s reality fitness competition, From Flab to Fab, and TV Guide Network’s Hollywood Bodies. AJ has also been a regular guest expert on national shows such as, The Wendy Williams Experience, and Baisden After Dark and The Tom Joyner Morning Show.
An unforgettable Hollywood trailblazer who is showing women all over the country who they can become at any age, AJ has no plans of slowing down, and continues to add to her long list of accomplishments in Hollywood while spreading love, joy and hope to all who cross her path.
For more information about AJ’s latest projects, visit her website or Instagram page. Thank you to AJ Johnson for being part of Trinity’s Celebrity Love Project, sharing love and encouragement to children in foster care. If you are interested in learning about Trinity’s foster care and adoption programs, click here or contact us at 909-825-5588 Ext. 230 or email epowers@TrinityYS.org.
Eve Powers, Foster Care Marketing Specialist
Eve has a strong commitment to helping foster youth and their families thrive and live successful lives. A former foster youth, Eve obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Communications from California State University, San Bernardino, and is a certified Holistic Life Coach, motivational writer, self-help author and celebrity interviewer. Beyond the Trinity Youth Services blog, Eve’s articles can be found in numerous platforms including Foster Focus Magazine, Heart & Soul Magazine, BET Centric and Huffington Post. A passionate advocate for the LGBTQ community, Eve continues to educate, support and mentor foster youth throughout Southern California.