The offseason was anything but a break for Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry in regards to his community efforts.
September 8th marked the launch of Venture-Entrepreneurial Expedition in local Dallas middle schools by The Seth Curry Foundation and the Dallas Mavericks. The launch of this program took place at KIPP Destiny Middle School in Dallas. Seth spent time in the classroom as students worked on the program. This was followed by student reflections on the Venture course and a panel session with Seth, highlighting the skillset and tools needed for college and career readiness. At the end of Venture, each student leaves with their own e-Portfolio- a dynamic, visual representation of their personalized plan and personal career goals. Seth intends to set a follow up event with students to review more in-depth their experience and takeaways from the Venture program, and continue the youth to dream big in the business of their futures.
Jr NBA Camp for 100 Underprivileged Children
This launch was followed by a free one-day Seth Curry Jr. NBA camp, held on September 9th for 100 disadvantaged kids. “I wanted to put on a back-to-school clinic for underprivileged kids to come out here for a free day of basketball to learn from me and the great coaches here,” Curry said.
For this specific camp, Curry wanted to not only challenge the kids on the court at the camp, but off the court as well. Curry personally selected the 100 participants based on essays that were submitted by the kids, explaining why they should be chosen to participate with Seth. Seth’s goal of the camp was first and foremost for the kids to have fun, be around NBA players and coaches, create lasting memories, and to get to go to school the next week and share their stories with their friends.
Boys and Girls Club
Basketball Court Donation
We partnered with the Dallas Mavericks to unveil a new basketball court at Boys & Girls Clubs of Arlington Don Kromer Branch (200 E. Cravens Dr. Arlington, TX 76018) on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Seth Curry, was in attendance to speak to the children and show-off the new court, along with representatives from the Mavs Foundation and sponsors Sprite/Coca-Cola, Pro Players Foundation, the Seth Curry Foundation and FOX Sports Southwest.The official Court Dedication remarks were followed by a group photo on the court, the official net cutting, inaugural free throws with sponsors/partners and a 45-minute mini-basketball clinic for 75 kids from the Club hosted by Mavs Basketball Academy coaches. The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Arlington is to enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring responsible citizens. More than 3,000 youth take advantage of their programs and services that enhance their lives and shape their futures. At the Don Kromer Branch specifically, more than 350 disadvantaged kids ages 6-18 from the Arlington/Mansfied area use the basketball court for various sports and fitness activities held in the gym in conjunction with their comprehensive after-school and summer programming.
Readers 2 Leaders Partnership
Monday, September 11th Curry joined the kids at Readers 2 Leaders as they got their first look at their new computer lab and learning center. Readers 2 Leaders aims to develop and grow the reading skills of underserved Dallas children ages 3-12, using after-school, in-school and summer camp programs. The new spaces are designed to expand these learning opportunities for education programs and provide access to technology and other valuable tools. As the kids booted up the new computers for the first time, Seth was alongside them to play educational games and crack open the first book in the new reading room.
Readers 2 Leader’s mission is to develop and grow the reading skills of underserved West Dallas children ages 3-12 that they succeed in school and graduate prepared to live productive lives. Through after-school, in-school and summer camp programs, Readers 2 Leaders reaches these students with the enrichment they need to become life-long readers, learners and leaders.