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Born and reared in Reno, Nevada, Dr. John Wynn is a successful entrepreneur who is the only son of 9 siblings born to the Late Rev. Willie J. Wynn and Rochelle Wynn. He and his wife Edith have been married for 25 years. They have eight very talented children; four boys and four girls. The six eldest children work and attend colleges in Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada.
He is a Consultant who has over 20 years of experience in education; working with teachers, students, parents and community stakeholders to help students graduate. Dr. Wynn has experience in managing businesses and bringing together diverse community groups to solve complex problems.
He served 4 years on The Education Alliance of Washoe County Board, The P-16 Advocacy Council and currently serves on The Reno Chief of Police Advisory Board. All of which are concerned about youth and education and focuses on academic achievement, community partnerships, and workforce development. He is a Chaplain for the Reno Police Department and a proud member of The Chamber’s Leadership Reno/Sparks Program, Class of 2014.
Dr. Wynn is the founder of Youth Empowered to Succeed also known as the Y.E.S. Program, The A.C.T. Now Program which stands for Apply Critical Thinking Now as well as many other programs that have assisted people in understanding the greatness within and achieving their dreams. The Y.E.S. Program is a youth leadership program for middle and high school students and has been offered through the Washoe County School District since 2011. The Y.E.S. Program teaches students how to remove the mental roadblocks that prevent them from achieving their academic goals. He has also taught parents of the students in Washoe County School District through Parent University. He recently offered The A.C.T. Now Program in the Washoe County Sheriff’s Detention Center in Northern Nevada in addition to Personal Development Coaching for leaders throughout the United States.
Today, he is a rising, stellar community leader who has received countless support from city officials, politicians and community activists. As an accomplished author and musician, he has produced three inspirational music CD’s and written two noteworthy books that are sold on all major retail platforms. He continues to speak across the world, effectively transcending racial and cultural barriers. His appearances on international television and national radio for nearly two decades are unparalleled.