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Club HandleBizHaveFun (ClubHBHF) is proud to announce the official launch of its nonprofit organization (NPO), Exposure Academy (XA). Founded by ClubHBHF founder and former NFL Wide Receiver Stevie Johnson and his wife Britney Johnson, Exposure Academy’s mission is to develop student-athletes and entrepreneurs through symposium-style training, both on- and off the field.
“A nonprofit organization status for our Exposure Academy program makes it possible for us to provide our mentorship and training services at no cost to student-athletes and their families,” said XA’s Stevie Johnson. “This is just the beginning of the opportunities we’ll offer athletes and entrepreneurs across the United States.”
XA is a new NPO, but the ClubHBHF organization has run past symposiums for student-athletes in destination locations such as San Francisco, CA. The program also features a docuseries to showcase the athletes, display their growth during the program, and get them the media and scouting exposure they need to take their football career to the next level.
“Football players get NFL and collegiate-level training, but they also receive life/skills mentorship in critical areas like nutrition, exercise, and finance. Other key focus areas include entrepreneurship and self-care,” Johnson said.
XA means opportunity. Exposure Academy graduates have received football scholarships upon attending their symposium and appearing in the docuseries. The next XA symposium will be held from June 2-9, 2023, in Buffalo, NY.
Exposure Academy is a California-based nonprofit. Tax ID (FEIN) for donations is 92-2672029. Buffalo symposium sponsorships and charitable donations are now being accepted. Please see our XA Sponsorship page on the ClubHBHF website for full information on our sponsorship areas and how you can contribute.
For more information about HBHF and Exposure Academy:
Visit the ClubHBHF website.
Questions about Exposure Academy?
It’s a book cover reveal! The new children’s book by Charles Roberts III and Stevie Johnson and illustrated by Zachary McCabe features the inspiring and legendary Fred Jackson. Preorder begins April 23, 2023, and the release date is May 21, 2023. Visit ImagineWe Publishers for more information.
The XA 2023 roster for the Buffalo, NY life/skills and mentorship program is nearly full.
Stevie will be choosing the final attendee at the upcoming Friday Night Lights event in April with Full Circle Athletics.
For more information, check out the @ClubHBHF and @XA_HBHF social media pages.
Here’s what it’s like to take part in XA as a Buffalo symposium athlete:
Stay in the XA house with coaches and fellow athletes
Experience XA Media Days
Get field access at local high schools and Highmark Stadium
Mentorship sessions with local business owners, entrepreneurs, community leaders and members of the Club
Training with Full Circuit Athletics
Learn new skills (business development, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, cooking, etc.)
Community work opportunities
Financial learning session with Dicky Lyons
Trips to local Buffalo businesses (like the Legacy House and Buff-a-logo factory) and Niagara Falls
Official HBHF Gear & Merch
Everyone can be part of the XA experience.
Daytime experience (no overnights) with training & skills | 18+ and U18 spots available
Check out our Exposure Academy 2022 docuseries and see where you fit into the game plan.
Discover our new family of youth leagues! Fairfield Unified Sports Academy (FUSA) is proudly created by ClubHBHF and powered by Fairfield, CA’s Mayor Moy.
We’re bringing a unique life/skills sports academy to the city of Fairfield. Will you be joining us in a community near you?
HBHF & FCP Lab Session: Hamburg, NY | April 19
ClubHBHF School Book Tours: Buffalo, NY | April 20
Trailblazer Wellness Event: Buffalo, NY | April 20
“Friday Night Lights” at Eden HS: Eden, NY | April 21
#SJ13RedzoneChallenge at Eden HS: Eden NY | April 21
XA Amherst Experience at Amherst HS | Amherst, NY | April 21 *Gear by Buff-a-logo*
XA Hamburg Experience with Full Circuit Athletics | Hamburg, NY | April 22
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