Sacramento Kings' Harrison Barnes Works On Closing the Wealth Gap

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Sacramento Kings' forward Harrison Barnes' path to financial literacy began his rookie year in the NBA when it was time to sign his first league contract. Barnes feels that the late start can be a major disadvantage. He wants to help educate Black and Brown kids at a young age and stress the importance of financial literacy and how that can help to close the wealth gap in minority communities. "You know, for me, growing up, the idea of generational wealth wasn't something we talked about because it was more so about how do you get by day to day, month to month, year to year," Barnes tells SI. Barnes has teamed up with the app Goalsetter to help "draft" 1 million Black and Brown kids to financial freedom by providing them their first savings account with $40 already deposited, and access to financial literacy content.