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Kansas City Chiefs’ Derrick Johnson Unveils “DJ’s Discovery Dens” at Two Local Title I Kansas City Elementary Schools
Posted By:  Courtney Boeckman
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

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KANSAS CITY – (October 26, 2015) – Kansas City Chiefs’ Linebacker and 2014 Pro Bowl Defensive MVP Derrick Johnson spent his Monday giving back to the Kansas City community through his Defend the Dream Foundation, whose mission is to provide low income and inner city young people with opportunities and resources to reach their full potential.

DJ launched his fourth and fifth DJ’s Discovery Dens at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School, sponsored by Wholesale Batteries, and Benjamin Banneker Elementary School. DJ’s Discovery Den, a program of Derrick’s Defend the Dream Foundation, transforms a school's unused or underutilized classroom or area into a reading oasis.

Johnson visited both schools and read a book aloud to students after a formal ribbon cutting and dedication. Each Discovery Den provides access to over 1,200 age appropriate books donated by Scholastic and an exciting space to learn and read.

Derrick Johnson’s Defend the Dream Foundation has plans to install at least five additional Discovery Dens in 2016, with the goal of eventually reaching every Title I school in Kansas City. 



 
 
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