The John Lucas Foundation’s goal is to motivate and empower underprivileged youth, to become productive and responsible citizens by advocating healthy lifestyles. The foundation will support and partner with other community organizations that seek to do the same, to increase the impact on youth and the family unit.
Coach Lucas will sponsor an annual community wellness fest that will showcase various ways families can introduce healthy living into their everyday lives. The free event is a day of fun, food and entertainment for the community. The festivities will include face painting, vendor booths that promote healthy living, cooking experiences, games, food, kid-friendly recipes & tips on growing food in a garden, arts & crafts and prize give-aways.
This scholarship is awarded to one local high student who has been accepted to a 4-year university. This scholarship was established to assist students who have overcome extenuating circumstances and would like to further their education.
In an effort to spotlight education, John Lucas has created a character development program as an educational component to his basketball camps. The program educates students on the importance of building the qualities of a leader and how to obtain academic success. During the camp, kids learn the fundamentals of basketball as well as leadership development, team building and self-improvement skills.
Coach Lucas teams up with H-E-B and NBA celebrities to help tackle hunger in the Houston area. This year, over 750 families in the Houston-area received groceries and fixings (including a turkey) for Thanksgiving dinner.