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"I can do more than stuff a ball through a hoop; my greatest asset is my mind."− Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Camp Skyhook, the flagship program of the Skyhook Foundation, is an an immersive, hands-on outdoor experience for fourth and fifth graders to inspire them in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) learning, in collaboration with the Los Angeles Unified School District.
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Camp Skyhook featured on NBC News’ Life Connected: Black History Month Special
Legendary NBA basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has turned his passion from the court to connecting kids to higher education. NBC4′s Kim Baldonado visits Kareem at the much sought-after Camp Skyhook.
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar joins excited students at Kingsley Elementary. The homemade paper Dr. Seuss hat atop the head of Kingsley Elementary kindergartner Harley Cruz gave her a foot of extra height during an assembly last Friday, but she was still dwarfed by the school’s imposing visitor…
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is considered by many fans and sportswriters to be the greatest basketball player of all time. The 7-foot-2 Hall of Fame center, famous for his indefensible skyhook, also dominated the NBA for 20 years. He not only captured the NBA’s MVP six times, was a 19-time All-Star, and set the NBA all-time records in nine categories — he also remains the NBA’s All-Time Leading Scorer, a record that may never be broken.
But as Kareem himself says, “I can do more than stuff a ball through a hoop; my greatest asset is my mind.” And indeed he can. A lifelong passion for history led to his authoring eight best-selling books on various historical subjects. Kareem has in-depth knowledge of many subjects ranging from sports to history to jazz and film. While growing up under the two biggest media spotlights in the world (NY&LA) during the Civil Rights era — as quite literally the most visible black man in the country, this has given Kareem a unique perspective on America’s political and social landscape, and has led him to make a significant impact on the under-served youth of the United States.