Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen is known for giving back to the youth. In fact, he played a key role in launching the team’s NETSTEM initiative last year. That help kids learn STEM through basketball. Recently, Allen teamed up Children of Promise and New York City Housing Authority to host back to school haircut event.
Children of Promise is special to Allen since it supports children who have either one or both parents incarcerated. The organization provides counseling services, after school and summer camps for hundreds of students.
And to send the kids to school in style, the NBA player hooked them up with free haircuts at Levels Barbershop in Brooklyn. “It’s important to me because I have a lot in my possession,” he says in a statement. “I’m an NBA player, I have the dream that a lot of people want to have. So just to give back, show that NBA players care about people outside of basketball is important to me.”
Source: News One
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