NFL star Michael Johnson helps broaden imaginations with Career Readiness Day
CAREER READINESS DAY AT WALLACE COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN SELMA, ALABAMA
Selma, Alabama native, and Bengals NFL Defensive Player Michael Johnson returned with his annual sports weekend, this year led by an event geared at helping youth prepare for the future!
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Michael Johnson, who plays for the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals, and the MJ93 Organization, help bright kids answer this question at MJ93-90 Career Readiness Day at Wallace Community College Selma. The special event was for eighth graders and was attended by hundreds from local schools.
Organized by Michael’s mother Thomasene Johnson, this year they wanted to focus on younger students, who probably haven’t decided which career they’d like to pursue.
“They haven’t really made their mind up. They are just now thinking about it,” Thomasene said. “We are really excited about the way the business community came out to help us do something special for our young people.
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Career Readiness Day for 8th Graders kicked-off the 2-day 8th Annual Michael Johnson Youth Football and Cheer Camp Weekend presented by MDJ Enterprises to benefit the MJ93 Fund. Mike continues to sow seeds into the youth with the gracious support of Go Build Alabama, Emergency Management Agency (EMA), Microsoft, Dallas County Extension Service, Selma Career Center, International Paper Company, Lockheed Martin, Hardees, ATCT (Air Traffic Control), Custom Home Design, Selma University, Diamond One Construction, Rehab Associates, Main Street Family Urgent Care, GEAR UP Alabama, Alagasco, Pioneer Electric Company and many others.
The mission of the MJ93-90 Fund is to enlighten kids on the importance of capitalizing on their talents and abilities with educational and technological programs, to increase their awareness of proper nutrition and exercise for healthier bodies to avoid obesity, diabetes and heart disease, and to mentor and encourage them on how to be successful.