Cath Johnston connects with young people. She promotes their creativity and confidence. She grew up in Florida loving the words and books treasured by her family. As a girl, she wrote about her dreams, books she loved and quotations that inspired her. She trained to become a secondary school teacher so that she could combine her love of literature with her connection to young people.
In Australia, she stepped into various VCE teaching roles. This was the foundation for her Write Here Write Now program to inspire creativity in young people.
She uses relevant, fun and inspiring writing tasks to help young students to find their voices on the page and build their self-confidence. It is her mission to have them realise their untapped potential to use words to express their ideas, fears, passions and unique life experiences.