Emerging Founders

Josh Fort

Josh Fort founded Zeal Inspirational to raise a generation’s social consciousness through entertaining content that educates on social justice issues, starting with comics as the initial medium. Josh earned a degree in Integrative Philosophy -Communication at Wheaton College where he served as Student Body President. He has served as a mentor for high school students at an entrepreneurship summer camp, designed an introductory entrepreneurship program for middle schoolers, and will be apprenticed to Anthony Flynn of the Gifted Education Foundation. In his spare time, Josh enjoys reading and creating comic books, learning more about society, and changing the world one person at a time.

Josh apprenticed alongside Anthony Flynn of the Gifted Education Foundation. He is a 2014 Praxis Academy Alumnus.

Launched in Atlanta with 2 part-time staff in February of 2012, the organization has managed to help more than 200 students accumulate more than $22 Million in scholarships and subsidized funding for college. Students have attended Harvard, Stanford, Dartmouth, Georgia Tech, Emory, Syracuse and more. In 2016, the organization pivoted to focus primarily on Workforce Readiness for the Opportunity Youth sector i.e. 16 to 24 year olds who are out of work and/or out of school. Workforce partners include Chick-fil-A, Chick-fil-A Foundation, FedEx, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and many more. Gifted specializes in helping to close the employment gap for companies needing to hire a difficult to staff middle-skilled labor force.