The NBA's community outreach programs continue to address social issues, including education, environmental protection, health and wellness, and youth and family development. These programs provide young people with the opportunities and resources that are critical to their future success and development. Additionally, NBA teams have plenty of opportunity to give back to their communities year-round through these programs.
The league’s health and wellness initiative, NBA/WNBA FIT, encourages physical activity and healthy living through events, programs and products for children and families. Learn more about how you can get involved starting today!
In partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council, the NBA is taking steps to become a more environmentally responsible organization through the NBA Green initiative. The NBA family has teamed up to generate awareness and funding to protect the environment.
Basketball without Borders
Basketball without Borders is the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development program that uses the sport to create positive social change in the areas of education, health and wellness. These camps bring top youth players together to train under NBA players and coaches and compete against their peers.
Read to Achieve
The NBA’s Read to Achieve program strives to help young people develop a life-long love for reading and encourage adults to read regularly to children. NBA teams participate in various Read to Achieve activities, including read-alouds at libraries, community-based organizations, and more.
Coaches for Kids
The Coaches for Kids program, launched during the 2008-09 NBA season, provides thousands of children from Boys & Girls Clubs with the chance to see NBA games in each of the league’s 29 markets as well as meet with and learn from the league’s coaches, GMs and athletic trainers.