Over the past decade, Josh has emerged as a true leader who trains service dogs for children with special needs, facilitates discussions amongst his peers, and leads by example with his academic endeavors.
He has been recognized within the prison system for continually wanting to make life better, not only for himself, but also for the people who surround him. This is why Josh was invited to participate in the Global Leadership Summit in 2016. Only 40 young men in the state of Ohio (out of more than 50,000 prisoners) were invited to participate in this 2-day course. Josh enjoyed the GLS very much. Here you can see him with his neon towel wrapped around his neck. If you would like to read more about this event, please click on the newspaper article here to read it in its entirety.
At the Pickaway Correctional Institution, Josh has been recognized for his efforts in the prison's garden. In November of 2018, more than 4,000 pounds of produce have been donated to the Hosack Street Baptist Church Pantry in Columbus, Ohio. The produce is passed out to the homeless or less fortunate. Josh is glad to have a part in something that helps his community.