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NBA Player Makes Science the Star for Miami Youth

NBA Champion James Jones took the stage for young fans this July, but not to talk about sports. Instead, his goal was to get kids excited about cutting-edge science happening in their home town.

Over 40 kids participated in his week-long Crew 22 Training Camp hosted by the University of Miami Rosentiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science.

Jones and his wife Destiny started the James Jones Legacy Foundation to reach under-served youth in Miami. Growing up in the inner city, Miami native Jones wants kids in tough circumstances to know they have more options than they realize, saying, “We believe that allowing young people an opportunity to experience a college setting as part of our programming has the potential to transform the lives of these children.”

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