The NBA and State Farm® have collaborated on the State Farm Assist Tracker initiative for the past seven seasons. By providing $5 for every assist produced, the effort converts NBA on-court assists into off-court assistance for STEAM education and technology in classrooms and after-school programs throughout the county. Since its launch, the program has helped 81 cities across the country by raising more than $2.7 million to support these initiatives.
A total of five schools and after-school programs across the country have received grants totaling more than $300,000 from the 2021-22 NBA regular season, including Vanguard Academy (Hollywood, Florida), Boys and Girls Club of Harlem (New York, NY), Boys and Girls Club of Santa Monica (Santa Monica, California), Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwestern Missouri (Joplin, MO), and Mayfair School (Cleveland, Ohio).
Seth Curry of the Brooklyn Nets surprised the youngsters of the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem last night, and they were awarded a grand prize of $100,000 following their success. Curry unveiled two new, renovated spaces for STEAM learning and development alongside State Farm agents.
The Youth Assist Tracker Challenge, which encourages STEAM learning and asks students to reflect on their individual effect on their community, gives children across the country the opportunity to apply for the grant. Students discover practical STEAM applications during the five lessons of this cooperation with learn freshwhich also encourages them to become better members of their local organizations and communities.
Each school will use their individual funding to expand their STEAM initiatives and increase community and student involvement.