Determined to diversify the tech industry and empower underprivileged youth, NBA star Russell Westbrook has launched a new STEM education program for at-risk teens in Los Angeles, Bleacher Report reported.
The initiative—named the Westbrook/Brownstein Green Tech Program—provides engineering, coding and computer literacy classes for teens to prepare them to pursue careers in the tech space. The program is a collaborative effort between Westbrook’s Why Not? Foundation, the LA Conservation Corps, and philanthropist Chad Brownstein. Westbrook was inspired to develop the project after realizing how impactful exposing inner-city youth to STEM education can be. He says the lack of programs that were available to him while he was coming of age in L.A. motivated him to provide educational resources for youth to change the trajectory of