The latest organization to benefit from Colin Kaepernick’s $1 million donation to various charitable organizations is the Black Youth Project 100.
Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback who has this year been surrounded by all sorts of controversy since he rose to national attention for sitting out the national anthem in protest, is giving back to the community by donating to the Black Youth Project 100, The Grio states.
Kaepernick donated to the Chicago chapter of the organization, and while it was not immediately clear how much he donated, a rep for the Chicago chapter did say that the donation would go toward “Chapter-specific ideas and endeavors centered around advancing our Agenda to Build Black Futures.”
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Black Youth Project 100 is “dedicated to creating justice and freedom for all Black people” and has stated that the Agenda to Build Black Futures is “a set of economic goals and structural changes that could improve the lives of Black people living in America.”
In September, Colin Kaepernick said that he would be donating $1 million to different charities and organizations and specifically said that he would be looking for organizations in Chicago.
This past year, Colin Kaepernick has changed the conversation and caused quite a bit of controversy with his peaceful protests by not standing during the National Anthem during this NFL season, admitting he didn’t vote in this year’s election and speaking out against police brutality across the nation, The Jasmine Brand reports. But with all those controversial actions, Kaepernick has found the time to give back and educate young black men on standing up for themselves and for what’s right. The 49ers quarterback recently hosted a “Know Your Rights” youth camp in Oakland, California to educate young black men on their rights and how to deal with racial discrimination as well as a variety of social issues.