On June 11 at 5:00 PM ET, NBA Hall of Fame inductee-to-be, author, and music executive Chris Bosh — following the June 1 publication of his debut book Letters To A Young Athlete (Penguin Press) — will sit down with a handful of Philadelphia writing students for a conversation about leadership, success, writing, and basketball. Presented by education nonprofit Mighty Writers, the event will air live on The Undefeated’sFacebook page at 5:00 PM ET and also feature an opening chat between Bosh and award-winning poet and author Hanif Abdurraqib (Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes On A Tribe Called Quest, A Little Devil in America).
In Letters To A Young Athlete, Bosh shares letters of guidance not only to young athletes but to anyone seeking guidance to leadership and success. And at this Mighty Writers event, he’ll be able to speak with some young people directly, select students from the Mighty Writers afterschool program, which for over a decade has offered free reading and writing to disadvantaged students in Philadelphia and beyond. Following Bosh’s opening conversation with Abdurraqib, the students will ask him about his career, what sports can teach us, the importance of literacy to young people, and more.
"Basketball reigns supreme with so many of our kids at Mighty Writers, which is why Chris Bosh's Letters to a Young Athlete is the perfect read for the students we serve,” says Mighty Writers founder Tim Whitaker. “His love of reading and writing serves as a Mighty inspiration; it shows kids that you can be a great athlete and a scholar-- and it's the latter that will still get you where you want to go when the athletic side of life fades."
Tune in Friday, June 11 at 5:00 PM ET to view the conversation at https://www.facebook.com/theundefeatedsite.
About Mighty Writers
Mighty Writers was founded in 2009 with the mission to teach kids to think clearly and write with clarity. The organization offers free programs for students from elementary through high school at centers in diverse neighborhoods around Philadelphia, New Jersey, and New York, including several bilingual locations for Spanish-speaking students. Mighty Writers offers daily afterschool academies, long- and short-term writing classes nights and weekends, teen scholar programs, mentorships, College Prep courses and college essay writing classes. Over 400 of the city’s best creative minds (writers, teachers, journalists, etc.) teach 150 writing classes a year to 3,500 kids at Mighty Writers annually.
About Chris Bosh
Chris Bosh is a father of five children, an advocate for technology education in underserved communities, a musician and a music executive. He’s produced tracks for Gucci Mane and heads his own Austin based label, Daddy Jack, which looks to be extremely active in the latter stages of 2021. In 2010 he founded Team Tomorrow as a community-uplift organization. Bosh regularly speaks to youths about the benefits of reading, coding, and leadership. He also produces a weekly newsletter The Last Chip that recounts his time as part of the Miami Heat’s Big 3 and recently authored an op-ed for The Player’s Tribune that critiques the inequities of college athletics. Bosh, his wife Adrienne, and their five children reside in Austin, Texas.