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Skyhook Foundation

The nonprofit organization founded by NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is committed to providing a STEAM education to underserved fourth- and fifth-grade students in the Los Angeles area.

Bringing Students into Nature so They Score in the Classroom

Skyhook Foundation

The Skyhook Foundation endeavors to prepare children for bright futures in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) by means of a creative outdoor learning environment. Founded in 2009 by social activist/writer/philanthropist/NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the organization is named after Jabbar's signature shot that helped to make him one of the greatest basketball players of all time.

Skyhook's flagship program is Camp Skyhook, which is a partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District that introduces children from culturally, racially, and socio-economically diverse neighborhoods to both nature and teamwork. Built around a curriculum developed by UCLA and NASA, the immersive five-day experience educates elementary school students in an unconventional, oversized classroom: the Angeles National Forest in Southern California. By exploring technology and the great outdoors, students are given the chance to develop a passion for STEAM learning and set themselves up for success in school and beyond. 

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