“I'm blessed. I'm blessed every day I wake up. So I just try to maximize every day to the fullest."
The Fam 1st Family Foundation was created in 2006, with the official forming in March 2011, to improve the lives of children by mentoring them on the importance of education, literacy, and self-esteem. Fam 1st was launched by Marshawn Lynch and Josh Johnson, and later Marcus Peters joined; all 3 are Oakland natives who have overcome a significant amount of adversity to become the men they are today.
Prior to becoming NFL athletes, giving back to the community and helping underprivileged youth succeed was a passion for Marcus, Joshua, and Marshawn, and their mission continues today through Fam 1st.Visit fam 1st foundation