Chances are, you’ve watched Judge Greg Mathis on his TV show, Judge Mathis. But Judge Mathis is more than just a television show judge. He was the youngest judge ever to serve in Michigan’s Superior Court, and he didn’t get there by being born rich and privileged. In fact, Judge Mathis dropped out of school and was in and out of jail through his youth.
Judge Mathis’s life was changed when he was arrested and came before a judge who helped him change his life. This judge gave Greg Mathis a second chance by ordering him to get his GED in order to avoid jail time. Mathis took up this challenge. He not only earned his GED, but he went on to college at Eastern Michigan University.
Mathis went on to work in politics, focusing his efforts on civil rights and helping urban youth–young men and women who struggled with the same problems Mathis had faced. Along with his wife, Mathis founded Young Adults Asserting Themselves (YAAT), an organization that helps young men and women from 17 to 25 with job counseling, job training, and school and job placements.
In 1995, Mathis was elected to the 36th District Court in Michigan, becoming the youngest elected judge in that state. He has become one of the most well-known judges in the country. It all began with the GED.
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