John Kennebrew

Civic Innovation Fellow 2016-2017 // Civic Innovation Resident 2019

Showcase Group



Showcase Group’s mission is to strengthen justice involved youth and families through psychological and personal development services inside and out of juvenile detention centers.


Showcase Group provides support to incarcerated youth and their families by implementing psychosocial services such as advocacy and family and individual therapy by trained professionals. The Group’s social and emotional growth programs also support this population in making better choices and prepare them for adult healthy living. Paired with advocacy, each participant experiences programming that is culturally relevant, easily accessible, and addresses the issues of trauma, residential care, education, and employment pathways – ultimately resulting in the reduction of recidivism.


John Kennebrew is a licensed Adolescent Psychotherapist and is the founder of Showcase Group. John’s passion is to work with youth and helping them grow psychologically and behaviorally. John is an alumnus of Morehouse College, where he received a BA in Marketing and Argosy University, where he received an MA in Community Psychology.