The L.A. Lakers may not be in the NBA Finals, but they are still doing good: social good, that is.
Laker Ron Artest is going on a reality show to help young people. "Last Second Shot" will feature Artest and ten parolees working to take control of their lives. Life coaches and mental health professionals will help the NBA star get the young ex-convicts on the road to a brighter future.
As of now, no network has picked up the show, but that hasn't stopped Ron and 44 Blue Productions from planning to film 10 episodes of the show over the course of the summer.
"My whole goal one day is to cut the jail system in half with the amount of inmates in there," Ron Artest told The Los Angeles Times.
But Ron is not the only Laker making change lately. Today Kobe Bryant announced that's he launching a foundation with his wife to combat youth and family homelessness. The Kobe & Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation will focus its efforts first on helping those without a home in Los Angeles.
"On my way to games, I noticed children and families living on the streets blocks away," Bryant told the press. "I wanted to help make a difference in homelessness and what better place to start than in my own back yard."
According to homeless resource center My Friend's Place, there are 9,500 homeless people in Los Angeles who are under 24 years old. You can take a stand against this stat—host your own clothing drive for a shelter or participate in DoSomething.org's Teens for Jeans campaign next winter!