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'Shaq Gives Back' NFT Collection Rakes In $2M To 'Impact The Lives Of Countless Kids In Need'

We’ve seen various celebrities put their spin on non-fungible tokens (NFTs), but Shaquille O’Neal is doing things differently. On Dec. 21, Shaquille O’Neal confirmed on Instagram he would not only be launching an NFT collection but all proceeds would be going toward the Shaq Foundation, which partners with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Communities in Schools to help underserved children across the United States. “Ho ho ho! We are now live with the SHAQ GIVES BACK charity NFT collection on 🎄🎁 In the spirit of the holidays, all proceeds from the sale, and all royalties FOREVER will be going to the @shaqfoundation , raising money for underprivileged youth across the country. Thank you for helping us impact the lives of countless kids in need,” Shaquille O’Neal said on Instagram. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Notables ( The “Shaq Gives Back” NFT collection featured on Notables debuted 10,000 unique tokens with images showing the former...

Samantha Dorisca

Dec 29, 2021

Apple Partners With Boys & Girls Clubs Of America To Teach Students How To Code

Apple is kickstarting Computer Science Education Week by announcing a new program that will propel the future generation of STEM leaders. The Boys & Girls Clubs of America will now have an opportunity to teach students how to code through Apple’s latest collaboration. Now thousands of students across 12 U.S. cities will code with Apple’s Swift — an easy-to-use program designed to turn ideation into an application. “At Apple, we believe education is a force for equity, and that all learners should have the opportunity to explore and develop coding skills for their future,” said Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives, according to an official press release from Apple. “Together with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, we’ve already introduced thousands of students to innovative technology experiences, and we are thrilled to expand our partnership to bring coding with Swift to even more communities across the country.”

Samantha Dorisca

Dec 8, 2021

H Walker Takes His Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Efforts From McDonald's to Boys & Girls Club of America

Boys & Girls Clubs of America — the national voluntary organization providing after-school programs for young people — has named H Walker as its newest Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer (DEI) to help lead the organization’s long-standing commitment of building more opportunities and a better future for kids and teens. In his newly-appointed role, Walker will be responsible for progressing the organization’s diversity, equity and inclusion strategy while also creating new initiatives for Boys & Girls Clubs chapters nationwide and key organization partnerships, a press release shares. “I’m thrilled to join Boys & Girls Clubs of America to help continue and innovate their work to create inclusion and equity within their organization and for kids and teens in Clubs across the country,” said Walker in a statement. “Diversity, equity and inclusion is not only a strategy but should be infused in an organization’s culture, building a more equitable future for all. Boys & Girls Clubs...

Njera Perkins

Feb 5, 2021