I gotta be honest with you. “Nothing Funny” was as unscripted as it gets and, the response to the video has been staggering! I cant even begin to tell you how many of you have hit me up, in tears, because it hit home so hard! Believe me, I know how hard it was, it shook me too! Seeing kids care so little about themselves and joking around with their future, sat me straight down.
The kids in that video didn’t come from privilege. They don’t know what it’s like to take a dream and make it reality. The sad truth is , they may not even know how to dream, let alone work at making that dream come true. They’re counting themselves out of the game, before they even set foot on the court! Let’s be real, most of these kids don’t have any hope that their lives will be any different from, the harsh surroundings they live in today. Real talk, They won’t invest in themselves because they don’t value who they are and worse yet, they’ve already resigned themselves to a life of struggle and lack. Without dreams and hopes, those kids are just lambs to the slaughter. I can’t just sit by and let that happen fam! I am who I am today because someone saw me, not as I was but, as I could be! Someone took the time to care about and invest in me, way before I even knew who I was!
Right now, when I get a corporate gig, I hit as many schools in that area as I can, to make what ever difference I can, in the lives of these kids. But, I’m gonna be honest with you. I cant do it alone. I hear it all the time, “ET, how can I help?” “ET, what can I do?” Well, here’s how you can help. I put my money and my time where my mouth is. My squad is doing the same and I’m here to challenge you to join us in making a difference! If you really want to help, and it’s not just lip service, write a check. Make a tax-deductible donation. Give something of yourself to help save a life! There’s no amount too small or too big! But, I’m going to be honest with you, the threshold (minimum amount) to get a case of books to a school is $500. That case will fill a library and a classroom, making a positive impact, long after we’ve gone. Some donations will even allow me to visit the school and work to make an even larger impact.
Listen to me, there is untapped greatness in these schools! The cure to cancer, it’s in these schools, the next innovation in science and technology, it’s in these schools! Dr.’s, Lawyers, legislators, game changers, leaders, motivators, cycle breakers! They are all, in these schools but, they’ll never become who they’re meant to be unless, we do for them, what was done for me! Real talk, it takes courage to invest in kids you may never meet. It takes a level of compassion that is for lack of a better term, phenomenal. Mike said it best, “You can make a difference if you try.” So, partner with me as we make a difference in the lives of those who need our help, right here at home! For every case of books you donate, you tell us where you want them to go! That’s it, it’s decision time. Now, let’s go save some kids.
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