Chillin’ Wit’ is a regular feature of the Daily News spotlighting a name in the news away from the job.
A LITTLE GIRL — her name is Tyler Foster — is sitting upon some impressive shoulders, high in the air on a Sunday afternoon before her cousin’s basketball game.
“I’ll look for a basketball for you,” Matthew Johnson says, his little cousin’s pigtails bouncing.
Johnson, 23, is dedicated to kids, and not just the ones to whom he’s related. He’s the head coach of the Strawberry Mansion varsity boys’ basketball team and a mentor with Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color. He’s organized rallies against violence in his neighborhood and is thinking about trying to join the State Police.