Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Funding STEM

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Edward Hessler

The Hill reports that National Basketball Association legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is auctioning off some of his keepsakes (including 4 of his 6 championship rings).  According to The Hill, "most of the profits will go toward the Skyhook Foundation, which he founded to bring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) opportunities to underserved communities."

This is how he put this decision: Looking back on what I have done with my life, instead of gazing at the sparkle of jewels or gold plating celebrating something I did a long time ago, I'd rather look into the delighted face of a child holding their first caterpillar and think about what I might be doing for their future.

What a lovely expression of intent.  

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