Jason and Jarron Collins Visit San Francisco School

On April 26, 2017, Jarron Collins, Assistant Coach of the Golden State Warriors, and his twin brother, retired NBA player, Jason Collins, visited Malcolm X Academy in San Francisco, CA in support of the Wasserman Foundation’s partnership with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. The Collins twins took a tour of the school, spoke to the students about healthy living, and taught them some of their favorite basketball drills.

The Collins twins’ visit is a reward for Malcolm X Academy, which prioritizes health, wellness, and fitness for a student population that has had adverse childhood experiences in a highly distressed community with severe health disparities. At Malcolm X, every child receives a free breakfast, lunch, and dinner as part of its Healthy School Initiative to make sure every child has the nourishment needed to learn. The school also has a wellness policy prohibiting chips and sugary drinks, recently launched a “walking school bus,” and has an upcoming health-themed talent show.

Photo credit: Drew Bird