The Brooklyn Nets teamed with Verizon and Motorola to help 50 local high school students in temporary housing. The team donated free prepaid Moto smartphones while covering two years of unlimited data. Most of the phones went to graduating seniors from the Safe in My Brother’s Arms (S.I.M.B.A) and All Sisters Evolving Together (A.S.E.T.) programs.
What makes these programs unique is how they accommodate their students. They are specifically geared for those who live in temporary housing.
Just how do these programs do that? Well, they offer the necessary resources to propel their students to college. They also provide resources to help these teens with their careers. S.I.M.B.A and A.S.E.T have already helped more than 1,500 students. What’s more impressive is each and every graduating senior in the programs has an offer for college.
Former Nets star Albert King guided students on a tour at Barclays Center before finally surprising these teens with their smartphones. As a bonus, the students were given a $150 voucher to use at the Nets’ “Brooklyn Style” retail store.