Beyond the headlines that Colin Kaepernick is a part of nowadays, these are the headlines he should be receiving. Him and Nessa; an on-air personality on New York City’s Hot 97 and syndication throughout the US have donated $60,000 worth of backpacks to students in Harlem and the South Bronx. Having worked with organizations in Harlem and South Bronx, Nessa and Colin Kaepernick wanted to give back to both communities by lessening one burden by providing Nike backpacks to students.
“Having a new backpack to start off the new school year helps give each student a fresh start,” says Nessa. “When we looked at everything when it comes to supplies, we found backpacks were an investment for most parents. As for the student, we wanted to ensure we found one that could last for more than a year, and that was sturdy, durable and versatile for students to use for books, sports equipments or art materials, and traveling.”
“We must invest in our youth because they are the future leaders of our community,” says Colin. “I want them to know that we appreciate and care for them. In doing so, we must provide all the necessary tools for them to succeed and I will do whatever I can to ensure we do that as a community.”