Words From Our Founder :
"LIfe is about decision making and opportunity. One wrong decision, lack of opportunity & not taking advantage of opportunities can decide how the rest of your life will be. Myself & Back 2 Basics Foundation want to present more opportunities to our youth and give them a fair shot at success in life & guidance in making the right decision."
Born and raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania Jerry Johnson overcame obstacles to achieve athletic and academic success.
Thanks to places and people like the Boys and Girls Club, family and friends, he was able to lead his high school basketball team to an outstanding record, go to college and graduate with a Bachelors Degree, now playing professional basketball in Europe.
Currently Jerry is an outstanding father and husband as he continues his career as a professional athlete. His passion for basketball and dedication to his community lead him to begin the “Back 2 Basics Youth Development and Sports Foundation”.
The foundation has four major components including a traveling boy’s basketball team, basketball summer camp, scholarships and field trips. The mission of the foundation is to: Mentor Youth in Lancaster city and surrounding communities in developing necessary life skills that promote accountability, team, sportsmanship, healthy choices and academic excellence through the fundamental structure of athletics.
The Foundation values: • Academic Success • Healthy Living • Leadership • Athleticism