Director, College/Adult Program
Keith Johnston co-founded CAT’s College/Adult Program, which provides interactive learning experiences on independent living skills, college and workplace readiness, financial literacy, and parenting. His constituencies range from students and teachers in the CUNY Black Male Initiative, incarcerated youth and Correctional Officers on Rikers Island, Fatherhood Academy, High schools and families in transitional living. He has developed, directed, and led workshops in those and many other settings including NYC public schools, New York University, Seeds of Peace, professional developments, corporate trainings, and many conferences. He wrote, directed, and co-produced Thriving Teens, a film series for the NYU Child Study Center, and devised and implemented workshops and lectures addressing HIV, parenting and violence in South Africa's Townships, colleges and universities. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Humanities from New York University, Associates degree in Fine Arts from Kingsborough Community College and has studied at School of Visual Arts, Henry Street Settlement, Brown University, Jazzmobile, HB Studio, and the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. As an actor, teacher, director, and musician, Mr. Johnston has enjoyed a long professional career in theater, film, television, music and radio. He is co-founder of Back-A-Yard theatre, freelance writer/producer for BET and Artistic Director of the American Theatre of Harlem. He joined CAT in 1992.