Josiah Harris affectionately known as Joe Joe is a native of Oakland, California. He is currently a student at Morehouse College studying Political Science with hopes to attend Law School. In his free time, he loves to travel, play pick-up basketball and listen to music.
Josiah encountered racial inequities early on and reciprocated the impact he experienced through hands-on mentoring at the intersection of sports and social justice. He is the Founder and League Commissioner of the Mentoring Opportunity League (MOL), a mentoring organization aiming to inspire, equip and mentor students of color through leadership development, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship. Utilizing our specially crafted sports mentoring model, we’re sponsored by the San Francisco 49ers and a partner of the 100 Black Men of the Bay Area.
Through his work Josiah has been recognized by the 49ers General Manager with a Community Impact Award for exemplary leadership and by the Social Justice Academy for the Annual Social Justice Man in the Mirror Award given for community activism. In addition to these awards, his work portfolio includes, presenting at the Head-Royce Schools Heads Up Program to inspire underserved youth of color, visiting the NFL Headquarters in New York City to advance the Inspire Change Initiative, and most recent Law Clerk at Lawyers For The People a civil rights law firm combatting police misconduct cases throughout California.
Josiah embodies the spirit of ubuntu “I am because we are”, he understands the value of community and the shoulders of those which we stand on.