Johnny Nguyen

Professional Mentor "Friend"

Johnny is from New Orleans, Louisiana and attended Louisiana State University. During his time in college, he received an opportunity to mentor and develop a program helping underserved youth through sports and tutoring. This led to Johnny developing an ardent passion for his community and to assist others in any way possible. He then joined Trader Joe’s where he received the opportunity and responsibility to step into the role as Donations Coordinator to serve and feed the city of New Orleans. Through this role, he connected with local food banks and groups to feed the community and allocated resources to help anyone in need of food and necessities.

Now Johnny is excited to be working at Friends of the Children, where he can continue helping the community and assisting the youth to find their spark and invest in their passions and potential. In his free time, Johnny enjoys spending time reading & writing, poetry, hip-hop, cooking Vietnamese & New Orleans food, hiking, and eating!

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