The NBA encourages us all to expand our communities through educational content, activities and virtual engagement that helps us stay physically and mentally healthy and active, while remaining connected to the communities that matter to us – including our favorite players, teams and fellow NBA fans. Follow along on social media with #NBATogether.
Jr. NBA at Home provides basketball skills and drills featuring NBA and WNBA players and coaches to help young players around the world stay active and develop their game in a safe and healthy way. The initiative will include a series of daily posts on Jr. NBA Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram, as well as full workouts on the Jr. NBA Youtube channel. Check out this welcome video from Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr.
As we all continue to monitor and navigate COVID-19, the following resources from NBA partners like Kaiser Permanente, Headspace and others may be helpful in managing anxiety, maintaining perspective, and generally taking care of our mental and emotional well-being during these uncertain times.
Sign up for MyFuture to access more than 185 activities in areas such as STEM, leadership and the arts. These activities will allow your kids and teens to learn new skills, connect with their friends and earn rewards in a safe and fun online environment.
As an Educator, Youth Development Professional, or Caregiver, downloading the YD Toolbox app gives you quick and engaging learning techniques focused on supporting the social and emotional development of young people. These tools can help build community, spark meaningful conversations and maximize learning.
Sesame Workshop’s Caring for Each Other initiative includes a rich array of free Sesame resources designed to comfort, educate, and entertain families and children. Mindful that the adults who care for children need support too, the resources are intended to help caregivers as well as children. SesameStreet.org/caring features resources designed to help parents provide comfort and manage anxiety, as well as help with creating routines, fostering playful learning at home, and staying physically and mentally healthy.
Download the NBA Math Hoops app to develop fundamental math skills through the game of basketball.
You can earn swag, customize your own jersey and court, compete in a 3-point shootout all while improving your math.
Through NBA Math Breaks presented by AT&T, helps students continue to learn outside of the classroom. NBA and WNBA players walk students through basic math skills, which are embedded within and work beyond the core Math Hoops curriculum.
Autism Society of America’s COVID-19 Toolkit provides a number of helpful resources for families organized by topics such as Mental Health & Respite, Modifying Routines, Lifestyle Supports, and much more. You can also contact the Autism Society’s National Helpline for more resources, services and support during these challenging times.
Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense. Each day it features academic, physical fitness, and social emotional resources and daily schedule of recommended activities to keep students learning and moving.
The RISE Digital Learning Series is a web-based interactive experience that equips students, athletes, coaches and fans with the tools to be culturally competent and advocates for racial equity.
Follow along as athletes and experts provide perspective on critical topics such as racism, identity, athlete activism and more. The series features blogs, videos, podcasts, live chats and other interactive games.
Playworks’ Play at Home series supports kids’ healthy movement and play by providing resources and game ideas for students while they are home. Check out their Play at Home Playbook to learn games for the whole family that require little to no equipment.
Tune into Playworks’ Virtual Recess on Facebookat 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. (CT) every Monday through Friday that features stretching and warm-ups, interactive games, cheers, and cooldown activities.
With community being a central focus of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, staying engaged during this time of social distancing is more important than ever. Although the building is temporarily closed, the museum’s “virtual doors” remain open. The National Museum of African American History and Culture Digital Resources Guide provides easy access to some of the museum’s exciting digital content including exhibitions, past public programming offerings, blogs and much more.
The NBA, State Farm®, and Learn Fresh are proud to share this five lesson experience with students and educators across the United States. Designed in the spirit of the State Farm Assist Tracker, which generates assists to the community from assists made on the court, the NBA Cares State Farm Youth Assist Tracker Curriculum introduces students to the real-life applications of STEAM topics, while also encouraging them to be better citizens in their schools and local communities.
Some lesson themes include: Energy on the court, Timing the sport, Building a better arena and Tracking excellence in the game