PROGRAMS

Gearing Up! Back to School Program 
Presented by: derrick johnson, defend the dream foundation, prolanthropy

Gearing Up is a back to school program that will ensure 175 inner city students have the basic items needed to begin the school year. Students will meet DJ and receive backpacks filled with school supplies and shop for much needed back to school clothes and supplies.

 


DJ's Discovery Den


In 2015, Derrick Johnson's Defend the Dream Foundation launched five DJ's Discovery Dens. In partnership with Scholastic, DJ transformed 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 2016, Derrick Johnson has opened five more DJ's Discovery Dens in Kansas City-area schools.

2017 | Troost Elementary School Discovery Den - Photos
2017 | Roesland Elementary School Discovery Den - Photos
2017 | Washington Elementary School Discovery Den - Photos
2016 | King Elementary School Discovery Den - Photos
2016 | Faxon Elementary School Discovery Den - Photos
2016 | George Melcher Elementary School Discovery Den - Photos
2016 | New Chelsea Elementary School Discovery Den - Photos
2016 | Phillis Wheatley Elementary School Discovery Den - Photos
2015 | Benjamin Banneker Elementary School Discovery Den - Photos
2015 | Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School Discovery Den - Photos
2015 | Crispus Attucks Elementary Discovery Den - News
2015 | Den Paige Elementary Discovery Den - Photos
2015 | Academia de Ninos Discovery Den - News

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