Our Mission

The Derrick Thomas & Neil Smith Third and Long Foundation strives to "sack" illiteracy by providing the support necessary to improve reading skills of students in the Greater Kansas City area.

Congratulations to Jayson Boatright

from Truman High School

the 2020 Derrick Thomas

Community Service Award Winner

Alumni Search
If you or your child is an alumni of the 3rd and Long Program please let us know how you are doing. We are always looking for successful Alumni to feature on our website or to speak at one of our events.

Bo Czyz Interview

DT Community Service Award

DT Inducted into MO HoF

Office Hours:

Tuesday-Thursday 10am-2pm

8301 State Line Rd

Kansas City, MO 64114

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The Third and Long Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We survive only on the generous donations from people like you. Please join us today to help ’sack’ illiteracy in Kansas City

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