The program also incorporates music production, visual arts, virtual reality and sports science.
Philadelphia Eagles safety, Malcolm Jenkins, and his foundation are teaming up with Drexel University to bring free summer camps for kids in the West Philadelphia Promise Zone.
The Philadelphia Tribune reports that the two organizations are collaborating to bring a six-week Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Athletics and Math (STEAM) summer program for middle school students.
“We’re excited about the STEAM [program] between The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation and Drexel,” Jenkins said. “It’s a six-week program for about 70 kids from the empowerment zone in West Philly. We’re bringing them on campus to learn about science, technology, engineering, mathematics, arts and athletics and how they all kind of play together.
“They’ll be designing shoes. They will go to the shoe tech. We’ll bring them to NovaCare [Complex where the Eagles practice] to see all the things that go into our sport. They’ll learn how to make instruments, build robots, machines and coding and all kinds of things that I’m not the best at. It’s been an awesome partnership with Drexel.”
The curriculum gives the kids a chance to gain a lot of knowledge and experience in all the subject areas as it relates to their day to day lives. The program also incorporates music production, visual arts, and virtual reality and sports science. The summer session is currently underway through July 25.
Jenkins has managed to balance his NFL career while making huge contributions to various communities with his foundation. He is one of the most influential athletes in the Philadelphia area.
Jenkins was one of the first players to support Colin Kaepernick is his movement to bring attention to social injustice and police brutality through taking a knee. He has consistently given back to socially conscious programs and continues to be a primary figure in the fight for civil and equal right.
This is just another step in his journey.