MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It will be a summer to remember for more than 50 under privileged kids from South Florida thanks to Miami Heat player James Jones and his wife Destiny.
This week the 55 kids from the Chapman Partnership, a homeless assistance center, will be a part of the James Jones Legacy Foundation’s ‘Crew 22 Training Camp’.
The week long camp is filled with educational experiences the some kids can only only dream about. For example, the campers will get a chance to help tag sharks at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. They’ll also get to learn about loftier pursuits, a.k.a. aviation skills & lessons, at Experience Aviation based in Opa-Locka Executive Airport.
Then its back to the wonders of the sea at the Miami Seaquarium where they will experience marine life animal interactions, conservation education classes and hands-on experiments.
Jones and his wife founded the James Jones Legacy Foundation with the belief that every child who enters the program is welcomed with respect, the affirmation that he or she is special in this world and can make a difference.
By building confidence, character and hope, the foundation works to give the kids they serve a better future.