San Antonio Spurs' DeMar DeRozan has been a staunch supporter of the "Year Up" program that enables young adults to move from minimum wage to meaningful careers in just one year.
Here is the company's mission statement:
“Our mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education.”
He has always shown his support for the program and recently it was no different.
DeMar continued to show his support and took time out to congratulate the program's recent graduating class.
Being a high-profile athlete, DeMar's support allows the young adults to strive for bigger and better things as well as know their accomplishments do not go unnoticed.
And with this kind of character off-the-court, DeMar will fit in just fine in San Antonio.
DeRozan (along with Jakob Poeltl) was acquired by the Spurs this offseason from the Raptors in exchange for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green.