Calvin Johnson Awards Five Scholorships to Detroit Youth

Posted Jun 10, 2014

Calvin Johnson awards five scholarships to deserving youth in Metro Detroit at his foundation's “Catching Dreams” athlete scholarship extravaganza

DETROIT, MI (June 3, 2014) – All-Pro Athlete Calvin Johnson’s Foundation invites you to spend the evening with him on June 28, 2014 as he awards tuition scholarships to 5 deserving Metro Detroit student athletes. Past scholars will also be awarded book awards to assist with their matriculation. Recipients are selected on the basis of scholastic achievement, leadership on and off the field, academic goals, and financial need.

The mission of the Foundation is to change the mindset of youth from struggle to survival, from poor self-esteem to excitement of life, from dependent thinking to goal setting self-sufficiency, and from hopelessness to empowerment.

After years of hard work and dedication, the CJJRF has developed the following initiatives: 1) Scholarships; 2) Health, Nutrition, and Physical Fitness; 3) STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; 4) Education; 5) Support for the Needy; and 6) Community Support.

Last year Johnson’s Foundation launched a school partnership program with L’Anse Creuse High School, to include a football camp, health fair, education sessions, research, grooming/etiquette, and physical fitness. 

“Our main goal is to assist youth with limited financial resources to “catch” their dreams on and off the field. Therefore, providing opportunities that will impact the lives of youth and allow them to rise out of seemingly difficult situations and mature into productive members of society.”

The Calvin Johnson Jr. Foundation, Inc. is supported by CapTrust Financial Advisors, Comerica, Electronic Arts, Detroit Lions Charity, Education Transformation LLC, Cicchinni Custom Clothier, Calvin Johnson Jr., Calvin Johnson Jr. Enterprises, Inc., and Brann’s Steakhouse.

To purchase tickets or make a donation for the “Catching Dreams” Athlete Scholarship Extravaganza on June 28, 2014 at the Marriott Renaissance Hotel, Detroit, MI visit or email Dr. Arica Johnson at

Your contributions to the Calvin Johnson Jr. Foundation are tax deductible. The Calvin Johnson Jr. Foundation, Inc., is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded by Johnson in 2008.