In Silicon Valley and around the nation, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition has fought for economic justice, fairness and workers’ right to organize. From bus drivers to security officers, working people are rallying, and winning in Silicon Valley.

For the past few years, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition has been at the forefront of the battle against income inequality in Silicon Valley. The technological innovations coming out of the Bay Area have changed the way we live and communicate.

2019 SPORTSTEQ TOUR

THE SCHOLAR ATHLETE CODING & BASKETBALL CAMP

Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Rainbow PUSH Coalition SPORTSTECH Program in collaboration with Hip Hop TV will partner with members of BIG 3 BASKETBALL and Former NBA Players to expose young people to the power of Sports and Technology.

During the Summer of 2019, THE SPORTSTEQ TOUR will feature ONE-DAY SCHOLAR ATHLETE CODING and BASKETBALL CAMPS with local youth, teams and community groups in selected Big 3 Cities. Students will experience dynamic programming to allow them to see the creative power of Sports and Technology, experience Robotics, Drones, AR & VR, plus learn basic coding and digital skills. The Students will also have a fully engaged athletic experiences including basketball drills, skills and development. The key to the experience will be the ENCOURAGEMENT provided by BIG 3 BASKETBALL and Former NBA Players who will encourage them to be WINNERS on and off the court.

TECH/CODING PROGRAM

The SPORTSTECH program will present the tools necessary to deliver dynamic, interactive lessons on almost any science-related subject. It will combine a suite of audio-video presentation equipment, interactive student response and assessment tools, and hands-on, S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) -based activities and experiments, all designed to work together to create an one of a kind learning experience.  Groups will consist of fast-paced academic activities, competitions, interactive presentations, hands-on workshops, a S.T.E.A.M. focused college and career fair, Robotics & Drone competitions, website, video game and mobile application design.  The takeaway of these activities will be that students will increase their enthusiasm about the power of technology, elevate their abilities within tech, expand their knowledge and are to expose students to the S.T.E.M. fields.

PROJECTED CITIES FOR SPORTSTECH SCHOLAR ATHLETE CAMP & BIG 3 APPEARANCES:

BROOKLYN, NY – Saturday, July 13 (BIG 3 Game - July 14)
CHICAGO, IL - August 3 (BIG 3 Game – Aug. 3)
LOS ANGELES, CA – Saturday, Aug. 31 (BIG 3 Championship – Sept. 1)

OVER 50 STUDENTS ARE PARTICIPATING IN STEMWARS!!

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS

Antoinio Davis, Jason Kidd, Jonathan Bryant and Kai Frazier, Troy Curry, Kevin Davenport,  Sheila Gilmore, Shawn Granberry, Just Jay, Charlene Lawson, Gervin McDaniel, Richard Sweatt

It was an exciting day for over 50 students that participated the STEMWARS Camp featuring inspiring presentations & workshops and basketball boot camp. The workshops included:

MEDIA PRODUCTION PROGRAM

An industry-recognized outlet designed to introduce middle and high school students to the world of Recording, Radio, Film. Our programs and workshops are designed to train participants for careers as audio engineers or music producers, live music engineers, DJs, or beat makers and to give them the opportunity to break into the industry by helping you gain hands-on experience and connections.

DRONES

This activity will introduce students to the evolving world of unmanned aircraft operations. They learn how Drones are being used in today’s world. Students will be introduced to Drone operations through class room instruction, flight simulators, and actual flight operations.

 

Dr. Joseph Bryant, Jr., National Sports Director, Rainbow PUSH Sports & Jason Kidd, former NBA Head Coach / NBA Player

Dr. Joseph Bryant, Jr., National Sports Director, Rainbow PUSH Sports & Antonio Davis, former NBA Player