Russell Westbrook Launches Academy For Underprivileged Youth

LOS ANGELES - JUN 6: Russell Westbrook at the Guys Choice Awards 2015 at the Culver City on June 6, 2015 in Sony Studios, CA

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Russell Westbrook is giving back.

The Washington Wizards star has partnered with the Los Angeles Promise Fund to open an academy for underprivileged students in the South Los Angeles area, according to TMZ Sports.

The school, named the “Russell Westbrook Why Not? Academy”, will help students from grades 6 through 12.

“My plan is making sure you guys and the future kids coming in have access to all the resources you need to be successful,” the 32-year-old Westbrook said while speaking to a student.

“I’m actually super excited about getting to know all you guys personally because that’s one thing that is very important to me. Because I was just like you guys. I grew up in the city. I understand the struggles.”

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