From NBA player to Olympic gold medalist to New York Knicks assistant general manager, Allan Houston is sharing the strong entrepreneurial spirit his parents raised him on with those who are less fortunate.
Houston, founder of The Allan Houston Legacy Foundation, knows it's important for kids to have the influence of a good father. Drawing from his experience as a father of seven children and from his own father's influence on his success, he recognizes that men sometimes need to learn how to be invested in their children's growth.
"There are a lot of great men doing great things in the area of fatherhood and around city and country," Houston tells Soledad on "Staring Point." "One of the issues we've been blessed with is the engagement. A lot of these programs aren't - men aren't engaged with their kids."
Houston started the Legacy Foundation to promote fatherhood and strengthen the ties between fathers and their kids. To celebrate such progress, the foundation throws a BBQ for the mentors and mentees in the program. "Aside from learning fundamentals of basketball, we wanted to bring fathers and mentors for kids who didn't have fathers to bond and connect. We want to encourage men in general that this fatherhood issue is huge," Houston says.