After meeting several young people in the city over the years, 28-year-old Evansville native Courtney Johnson discovered that regardless of social or economic backgrounds, many kids lack the direction and knowledge they need to become active and productive members of the community. So he took it upon himself to give those kids and others like them the guidance they needed to bring out the best of their abilities.

Courtney founded Young & Established in 2012 "with a mission to inspire and motivate while addressing the challenges young people face every day." Through mentoring programs, guest speakers, and education, he's not only changing the lives of the kids he works with, but the lives of everyone in the community as they grow to appreciate our area and work toward improving it.

Learn more about the mission of Young & Established in my complete interview with Courtney above. And be sure to check out Young & Established online.