Mission: Derrick johnson's defend the dream foundation strives to provide low income and inner-city young people with opportunities and resources to reach their full potential.
Programs: Discovery den - this program transforms unused or underutilized classrooms or areas in schools into a reading oases. Each room includes over 1,200 age appropriate books and a comfortable space to read. In 2017, the foundation opened five discovery dens.
gearing up back to school program - gearing up is a back to school program that provides 500+ students in-need with basic school supplies to begin the school year. Students are invited to a fun experience at arrowhead stadium, meet derrick and receive backpacks filled with new school supplies.
general assistance - foundation providing low income and inner-city young people with opportunities and resources to reach their full potential.