Category: Community

Oct
26

2018
Staying Safe for the Spooky Holiday

Staying Safe for the Spooky Holiday

The Bennett Foundation

The Bennett Foundation loves all things Halloween, including your safety. From losing your chaperone to bad drivers on the road or staying away from creepy strangers, the night of Halloween can quickly turn into a real-life scary situation. To prepare you for the most eerie night of the year, we provide to you a […] Read More

Sep
27

2018
Michael Bennett & Macklemore Team up to Deliver Books for Seattle Teachers

Michael Bennett & Macklemore Team up to Deliver Books for Seattle Teachers

The Bennett Foundation

“We rise by lifting others.” – Robert Ingersoll  Earlier this month, Michael Bennett and Macklemore joined forces to purchase and distribute copies of the new critically acclaimed book, “Teaching for Black Lives” to every middle and high school Social Studies and Language Arts teacher in the Seattle Public Schools.   Bennett […] Read More

Sep
7

2018
The Importance of Recess

The Importance of Recess

The Bennett Foundation

September is best known for three words, back to school. Every school day, millions of children spill out onto their school playgrounds, a perfect time for physical and social activity. When Michael and Pele started The Bennett Foundation, their goal was exactly that, to raise awareness about childhood obesity and promote […] Read More

Aug
24

2018
Michael Visits Athletes for Impact

Michael Visits Athletes for Impact

The Bennett Foundation

Earlier this summer Michael Bennett joined Athletes for Impact, (A4I) an advocacy group comprised of athletes who have openly taken a stand on social issues.   Bennett connected with the group to answer a few questions & talk about his new book titled, “Things That Make White People Uncomfortable,” a sports book for the turbulent times, a memoir, and […] Read More

Aug
17

2018
Coaching the Youth!

Coaching the Youth!

The Bennett Foundation

It’s here! Football season has started and training camp is underway. At last, however, it’s not only the pros or grown-ups that deserve attention. It’s the youth and when it all started that we should shift focus to. Team sports provide much more than just a form of exercise. Whether football or any sport, […] Read More

Aug
10

2018
Social Equity Programs & Initiatives

Social Equity Programs & Initiatives

The Bennett Foundation

At The Bennett Foundation, we have always held social equity close to our hearts. Our aim is to direct all efforts toward closing gaps and ensuring that children and families are empowered to make social and behavioral changes to improve their health status and well-being.  The Bennett Foundation’s social equity programs and initiatives […] Read More

May
4

2018
Survive the Summer

Survive the Summer

The Bennett Foundation

For professional football players the offseason is the perfect time to get some mental rest and spend time with their families, but it also is a chance to get ready for a new season to kick off. If the players decided not to study their playbooks, exercise, or stick to […] Read More

Apr
27

2018
Compassion as a Family

Compassion as a Family

The Bennett Foundation

The Bennett Foundation’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of children and their families. A big part of our families’ well-being is our commitment to compassion. With this post we wanted to emphasis the importance of compassion, but then also give some practical examples of how your family […] Read More

Apr
13

2018
Family Fun in Philly

Family Fun in Philly

The Bennett Foundation

Photo property of Visit Philadelphia. “The City of Brotherly Love” is both historic and fresh with lots to see and do. As the foundation begins branching out in Philadelphia, we thought it would be best to scope out all the exciting, family-fun activities that we’re eager to accomplish! The first […] Read More

Mar
30

2018
Our Heart for Texas

Our Heart for Texas

The Bennett Foundation

The great state of Texas has always been near and dear to the hearts of The Bennett Foundation and both Michael and Pele Bennett themselves. Michael grew up in Houston, attended Alief Taylor High School where he met his high school sweetheart and future wife Pele, and went on to […] Read More