Did you know Michael Jordan has been sending students to college…for years?The NBA icon has been accused of not giving back to the community forever, although his Jordan Brand sneaker company rakes in the millions!
The NBA legend has a company called “Jordan Brand Wings Scholars Program” The program has sent over 200 kids to school with full-ride scholarships ranking back to 2015!
“What’s done in the dark will always come to the light”
TSR STAFF: Talia O. @theclosetratchet _______________________________________ Over the years, #MichaelJordan has been accused of not giving back to his community even though his Jordan Brand sneaker company rakes in millions of dollars every year. However, through his “Jordan Brand Wings Scholars Program,” the NBA legend has sent about 200 kids to school with full-ride scholarships since 2015! _____________________________________________ “My mother and my teachers inspired the creation of the Wings program by placing a high value on education and passing that on to me,” Michael Jordan told @TheUndefeated. “Education is the most valuable tool we can provide young people today to help them achieve greatness.” _______________________________________ In 2016, Southside of Chicago teen Rozzie Cribbs received a $10,000 scholarship to Southern Illinois University with the help of Jordan Brand Wings Scholars Program. He didn’t even think he would get it, but one day while he settled into his dorm, Cribbs received news that he had been granted a full ride. _______________________________________ “I was like, ‘Wait, what?! A full ride?’ I used to consider myself a realist, thinking college ain’t gonna happen. But this scholarship taught me to think, just put the work in and try. It’s changed me as a person,” he told The Undefeated. _______________________________________ Now the scholarship program has expanded internationally to—(View more at TheShadeRoom.Com!) ????: @jumpman23