Basketball Star Kobe Bryant Funds Study-Abroad Program for African-American and Hispanic College Students

Kobe Bryant, the young African-American superstar of the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers, went straight from high school to professional basketball. But Bryant is helping other African Americans increase their educational opportunities.

Bryant’s Vivo Foundation is sponsoring a nine-day, all-expenses-paid educational trip to Italy for four black and four Hispanic college students. The students will visit Rome, Venice, and Florence in Italy. Bryant spent eight years in Italy as a child when his father played basketball in an Italian professional league.