That wasn’t enough for #55. He did not just want to achieve for himself. Even in his rookie year, he was already thinking ahead. He was volunteering and his eyes were opened to something bigger than himself. On one particular visit at the Boys & Girls Clubs, a young girl spoke to him. She opened his eyes to a harsh reality: many of these children have not experienced things that average Americans take for granted. Derrick Brooks Charities, Inc. was born with its cornerstone program “Brooks Bunch.”
The mission of Derrick Brooks Charities, Inc. is to provide educational opportunities for socio-economically challenged youth that will instill, inspire, broaden and develop cultural and social vision outside of the walls in which they live, to ensure that these young people have every chance to develop into the strong, productive leaders of tomorrow.