Vince Staples Is Backing A Program Aimed At Helping Kids In His Hometown

Long Beach’s Youth Institute will benefit 13-14 year olds.

Twitter's favorite basketball pundit, Vince Staples, is supporting YMCA program Youth Institute in his hometown of Long Beach, California. The program aims to assist 20 children in filmmaking, music production, graphic design, 3D printing, and product design. Staples was at Ramona Park for the official launch yesterday, June 14.

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“I think the most important thing is opportunities,” Staples told the Long Beach Press-Telegram. “What I can say is, living over here my entire life, I’ve never had an opportunity given to me from the area, only examples of how to mess up, and what I didn’t want to do,” he added. “I want to be able to be one of the people that reinforces the fact that we matter just as much as the next person.” Officials confirmed that Staples donated money to the program as well as his backing.

Vince Staples Is Backing A Program Aimed At Helping Kids In His Hometown