Amani Johnson

Amani Johnson

Southfield (MI) School Board, At Large, MI

2020 Endorsement

Amani is a life-long Southfield resident, a proud graduate of Southfield-Lathrup High School, and a member of the Southfield Parks and Recreation Board. When Amani was in high school, Southfield Schools faced many of the same challenges they do now: crumbling infrastructure that forces kids to sit in hot classrooms or miss school altogether, suspensions and missed days of school due to dress code or other minor infractions, and a tightening budget that limits academic and extracurricular options for our children.

Amani will work to create a city-wide internship and jobs program for our young residents, invest in green infrastructure to save taxpayer dollars, and diversify academic/extracurricular programs to keep our students on the same playing field as those in surrounding districts.

Amani is a former substitute teacher and has worked alongside leaders that helped to shape his community into the vibrant place it is today. He has worked in the offices of former Mayor Brenda Lawrence, former State Representative Jeremy Moss, and City Administrator Fred Zorn.

Amani’s youth, ideas, and experience make him the best candidate for Southfield Board of Education. We need to ensure that the right leaders are in place when our kids return to school.