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Jarrett Allen of the Brooklyn Nets will host his third annual Meals + Math Thanksgiving event, where he gave groceries for the holiday to 25 local children and their families and also educate on math and budgeting.
The Nets’ center is supported by Key Food and the franchise to give each child a sample grocery list, calculator and budget of $100 to spend on a shopping spree for Thanksgiving essentials at Key Food in Clinton Hill. During the trip through the store, Allen will assist in tallying the cost and maintaining a budget during the store run.
The Nets received children for the event via the Children of Promise, Digital Girl, Inc. and EVERFI. CPNYC is the first and only after-school program and summer day camp specifically designed to meet the needs, interests and concerns of children left behind by a parent serving time in prison. DGI empowers girls in the New York City area to pursue careers and studies in STM. EVERFI delivers resources to assist teachers in getting students equipped for the crucial skills in the network of schools.