San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick is staying true to his pledge to help underprivileged communities in his fight for racial justice and an end to police misconduct against people of color.
Kaepernick recently hosted a series of events informing underprivileged minority kids in the Bay area how to better themselves in their respective communities through the launch of his “Know Your Rights” camp.
Kaepernick used some of his off time from the field to organize and host the event with several volunteers. Kaepernick says “We want to teach you today about financial literacy, how you can pursue higher education, how you can be physically fit and healthy.”
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) October 29, 2016
Regardless to if you are pro or con @Kaepernick7, his program Saturday on police interaction,diet,money & college was life changing for kids
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) October 31, 2016
“Know Your Rights” camp follows a 10 point action plan aimed at teaching kids to first value themselves so that they can place value back into society:
You have the right to be free.
You have the right to be healthy.
You have the right to be brilliant.
You have the right to be safe.
You have the right be loved.
You have the right to be courageous.
You have the right to be alive.
You have the right to be trusted.
You have the right to be educated.
You have the right to know your rights.
And this is why Kaepernick deserves all of your support instead of criticism.
At 5:30 a.m. on Saturday during a bye week for the San Francisco 49ers and five other NFL teams, most of the Niners were probably still asleep. But quarterback Colin Kaepernick was wide awake in downtown Oakland, California, anxiously awaiting an opportunity to host underprivileged Bay Area children during his own private event.
“I’m going on only two hours of sleep. I’m anxious,” Kaepernick told The Undefeated.
There were homeless kids living in a halfway house on the way. Kids from underprivileged neighborhoods in Oakland, Richmond, and San Francisco were also en route. Speakers talking about how to protect yourself in police interactions, holistic healing and natural organic nutrition, loving yourself and the community, financial knowledge, higher education and law enforcement history were on the way, too.
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