Former NBA world champion and Los Angeles Laker, Clay Johnson, established The Clay Johnson Foundation in 2004. Clay is from the greater Kansas City, Missouri, metropolitan area. Through dedication, perseverance, patience, and a lot of hard work, Clay rose above the countless obstacles that can plague “at risk” youth in inner city communities.
Since retiring from basketball, Clay has become very active in mentoring and counseling youth in the Kansas City area and throughout the country. It has become Clay’s passion to see youth progress and excel in various areas of their lives, which is the driving force behind the Clay Johnson Foundation.
The Clay Johnson Foundation employs a concept entitled “Getting Back to Basics,” in which we simply dig deep into our own childhood and remember what made us feel loved and empowered. Through these experiences, we are able to provide youth the tools to build a strong will and motivation toward success, while enhancing them with positive thoughts and experiences.
Offer Enrichment Programs, Mentoring, and College Scholarships to youth in the greater Kansas City area.
To create an environment, which enables youth to foster a positive mindset, strive toward higher education, and learn how to lead healthy, active lifestyles.