Barnes interviewed the Humblr Hustlr Foundation and The Wall Street Alphas in a conversation with high school entrepreneurs about branding and the power brotherhood.
ATLANTA – A group of teenagers had the golden opportunity when NBA superstar Matt Barnes appeared in a virtual chat room to offer advice to the next generation.
Barnes interviewed the Humblr Hustlr Foundation and The Wall Street Alphas in a conversation with high school entrepreneurs from Atlanta and New York City about branding and the brotherhood of power.
The program was sponsored by The Hustlers Guild, a program that curates convos between entertainers, professional athletes, and downtown students.
Students were able to openly ask the NBA champion about his personal experiences in dealing with entrepreneurship, as well as practical advice for young entrepreneurs.
“It is very important to give young men the space and opportunity to learn and connect with community leaders like Matt Barnes. Programs like this are needed so that young black men can become leaders in their community, ”Lorenzo Gordon, executive director of the Humbl Hustlr Foundation, told 11Alive in a statement.
“Having celebrities like Matt Barnes participate in programming for our students is life changing for them because you don’t see that kind of engagement that often in youth activities,” added Yasmin Salina, executive director of the Hustlers Guild.
Barnes applauded the young executives for embarking on entrepreneurship at such a young age.
“I just want to recommend you all. Being a black business owner in America today is something to be very proud of, “said Barnes.
Check out the highlights of the event in the player above.