Buffalo Bill’s Josh Johnson talks about his non-profit foundation, co-founded with Marshawn Lynch, to help underprivileged youth. Plus, actor Hugh Jackman joins the kids in their drills.
Video Content: Josh Johnson of Fam 1st Family Foundation (2016)
SIDEWALKS host Richard R. Lee talks to NFL’s quarterback Joshua “Josh” Johnson abut his non-profit foundation Fam 1st Family Foundation. They also discuss actor Hugh Jackman’s participation with the youths during a press day in conjunction with Jackman’s film “Eddie The Eagle” at Oakland Technical High School.
Officially formed in March 2011 and created in 2006, the foundation is founded by cousins Johnson (NFL Quarterback, currently Buffalo Bills) and Marshawn Lynch (retired, was running back for Seattle Seahawks). Both cousins attended Oakland Technical High School in Oakland, CA.
From Fam 1st Family Foundation’s official website:
Fam 1st Family Foundation is dedicated to uplifting and empowering youth in the Bay Area and throughout the United States. The foundation’s mission is one of empowerment and education, aiming to build self-esteem and academic learning skills in underprivileged youth. To provide a one stop shop, where the center’s programming will include developing workshops for vulnerable communities to promote literacy, athletic training, financial training, after school tutoring, art programs, vocational training, a media center, law and order program, and much more. Bridging athleticism with academia will be the framework for serving at-risk youth across diverse populations. Joshua Johnson and Marshawn Lynch will be at the helm of this collaborative effort, to produce the future leaders of tomorrow.