Skyhook Foundation

Giving Kids a Shot that Can’t be Blocked by Bringing Educational STEM Opportunities to Underserved Communities

I can do more than stuff a ball through a hoop; my greatest asset is my mind.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar




Skyhook Foundation

The Skyhook Foundation’s mission is to “Give Kids a Shot that Can’t be Blocked by bringing educational STEM opportunities to underserved communities.”

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Camp Skyhook - The Skyhook Foundation was established by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to “Give Kids a Shot That Can’t be Blocked”

Camp Skyhook

Our flagship program Camp Skyhook, is an immersive, hands-on experience that brings together learning in outdoor environments for fourth and fifth graders to inspire them in a future of STEM education (science, technology, engineering & mathematics).

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Consider being a sponsor of the Skyhook Foundation. Your sponsorship will enable the Skyhook Foundation to connect under-served youth a future of opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) jobs.

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The most recent photos of Camp Skyhook, taken February 6-9, 2018.

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Camp Skyhook - The Skyhook Foundation was established by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to “Give Kids a Shot That Can’t be Blocked”
Camp Skyhook - The Skyhook Foundation was established by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to “Give Kids a Shot That Can’t be Blocked”
Camp Skyhook - The Skyhook Foundation was established by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to “Give Kids a Shot That Can’t be Blocked”

Camp Skyhook on NBC News

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 Puts Basketball Memorabilia On Auction Block To Benefit STEM Education

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Former Lakers superstar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is auctioning off some of his signature artifacts from his NBA career for the kids. The basketball star’s jerseys, NBA championship rings, and even…

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Personifies NBRPA’s Community Outreach Effort

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By Lucas Smith February 21, 2019 The National Basketball Retired Players Association in recent years has undergone a shift in focus away from player special needs to showing members what they…

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar emphasizes education during Q&A session with Milwaukee youth groups

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was always more than just a basketball player and he has proved that time and time again over the years. The NBA legend has been a New York Times…

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Speaks About Writing Career (VIDEO)

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News4's Barbara Harrison sat down with history-making basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He told her his story of how he grew up loving books and basketball and how both have influenced…

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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.

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