Russell Westbrook Set To Launch Middle & High School In Los Angeles

Brooklyn Nets v Washington Wizards

Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook is partnering with the L.A. Promise Fund to open a school in Los Angeles. The school will be called the "Russell Westbrook Why Not? Academy," and it will include both a middle and high school. Westbrook announced on social media today:

"I've realized through the work with my [Why Not? Foundation] how often schools in underserved communities lack the resources and funding needed to support their students," Westbrook said in a statement to PEOPLE. "I not only want to inspire and empower these students but I want to help provide the essential and necessary resources to set them up for success beyond the classroom," he adds.
"My plan is making sure you guys and the future kids coming in have access to all the resources you need to be successful," he said.

Westbrook is not the first NBA star to open a school. Russell Westbrook joins Lakers star LeBron James, Jalen Rose and David Robinson Westbrook will help oversee the school's development as a member of the schoolboard.

Photo: Getty Images

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content