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Johnson Speaks To Green Bay Area Youth


Most days, in order to be a part of the Lambeau Leap, one must be inside the Packers' hallowed stadium. But for the elementary students at Fort Howard School in Green Bay, the Lambeau Leap came to them Tuesday, only this time it was in musical form.

Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Joe Johnson spoke with several students at the school about making the right decisions and the importance of their youth.

Along with Johnson, Greg D. -- originator of the "Lambeau Leap" CD -- gave a live performance for the kids before signing autographs.

"I believe that it's important to give back when you're in the position to do so," Johnson said. "With my foundation, Built 2 Last, we try to do a lot of positive things in a lot of different neighborhoods across the country and this is another opportunity for us to come here today and talk to some kids and have fun with them.

"We're (able) to speak to them about a few positive issues, some life skills, staying in school and just making the right decisions and how important these years are in their lives. At the same time we're also bringing some live entertainment to the school."

Johnson created Built 2 Last - The Joe Johnson Foundation in 1999. Based in New Orleans and St. Louis, the foundation seeks to assist in community fundraising efforts and engaging young people in activities that encourage growth, independence and life-skills.

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