In 2009, Joshua DuBois became the youngest-ever executive of a White House office. President Barak Obama appointed Joshua as the head of the Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in the Executive Office of the President of the United States. While in the White House, DuBois managed President Obama's fatherhood initiative, as well as the administration's work on religion in foreign affairs. He also began the tradition of the White House Easter Prayer Breakfast. In February 2013, Joshua rejoined the private sector to write a book, The President’s Devotional, offering daily readings of scripture and inspirational thoughts based on the ones Joshua sent to President Obama during his time in the administration. Joshua also started a consulting firm, Values Partnerships, and writes a weekly religion column for Newsweek and The Daily Beast.
Joshua served as an informal spiritual advisor to President Obama, and still sends the President a devotional message each morning. President Obama remarked at the National Prayer Breakfast that these devotions "mean the world to me." DuBois graduated cum laude from Boston University in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in political science. Afterwards, he went on to Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, where he earned a master's degree in public affairs in 2005. Joshua originally hails from Nashville, Tennessee.
Joshua has been a committed mentor for more than 12 years. Joshua will be appearing on stage at Long Live Mentoring along with his mentee, who is now a young man. To get a preview of Joshua's life story, and his commitment to mentoring, watch his interview with The Mentoring Project, available here. Come hear Joshua's life story of faith overcoming tragedy, register for Long Live Mentoring here.