Savannah, Georgia, native AJ Kush believes in putting art to work for people. For well over 15 years, he has channeled his passion for history, music, and helping people into a dynamic career as a teaching artist. He is a graduate of Georgia Southern University with a B.A. in History and International Studies.
This teacher, motivational speaker, poet, and mentor has had the privilege of working with many Atlanta youth organizations and Metro Atlanta Public Schools. Kush is currently a student specialist for a National Drug Treatment Center. In addition to his work with youth, he specializes in substance abuse education, anger management, life skills, and rites of passage programs.
Growing up in Savannah left a cultural mark that shines through Kush’s art and mentorship. Community remains at the center of everything he does. The city serves as the backdrop for his first full-length book, Flicted, which debuts this fall.
When he is not working, you can find this hip-hop aficionado writing lyrics, spending time with family, and finding 1000 ways to stay in shape.