About Us


We created Fam 1st Family Foundation 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 Joshua Johnson (QB, SF 49ers( and Marshawn Lynch (RB, Seattle Seahawks) 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 has always been a passion for both Joshua and Marshawn.


Joshua Johnson (born May 15, 1986) is an American football quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at San Diego where he was coached by current 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh.

Johnson attended Oakland Technical High School and was a letterman in football, basketball, and track & field. In football, as a senior, he was named the team’s Most Improved Player, was a first team All—City selection, and led his team to the Oakland Athletic League Championship.


Marshawn Lynch (born April 22, 1986) is an American football running back for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the first round (12th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft. In his rookie year, Lynch became the Bills’ first 1,000—yard rookie rusher since Greg Bell in 1984. He finished the season with 1,115 total rushing yards and seven touchdowns. Lynch played college football at California, where he was the school’s second all—time career rusher with 3,230 yards.

Lynch attended Oakland Technical High School. In his 2003 season, Lynch amassed 1,722 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns in only eight regular season games, and an additional 375 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns in two postseason games. He was voted a PrepStar and SuperPrep All—American and was also voted as the San Francisco East Bay Player of the Year.