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.

Topics include:

  • Be a Leader: Motivation for Youth

  • Decision Making Skills 101

  • Marijuana: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly

  • Why do Black Lives Matter?

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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.

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.

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