Stephen Curry is gearing students up for the back-to-school season.
Speaking with PEOPLE about the partnership between his Oakland-based organization Eat. Learn. Play. and Rakuten, the NBA star shared his excitement for students in the Bay Area and beyond to return to the classroom.
Of all his children, Curry says that his son Canon, 4, is most excited for school to start. “My youngest is the most social,” says the proud dad of three.
“He’s 4, so we start pre-K, and he thinks he started middle school,” the NBA star jokes. “So it’s kind of funny, to see his energy in terms of, he thinks he’s the mayor of his school already and he hasn’t even shown up to campus yet.”
Stephen and wife Ayesha Curry also share daughters Ryan, 7, and Riley, 10.
When it comes to his family’s back-to-school routine, Curry shares that they like to get everything ready the night before.
“In the morning before the whole first week of school we try to do it as much as possible, have your morning meditation to set the intentions for the day. Especially before the first day of school, it’s to make sure everybody’s in the right mind frame of starting a new journey,” he explains. “It’s never too early to start that for your kids.”
Speaking of the partnership between Eat. Learn. Play. and Rakuten, an e-commerce platform that offers deals and rewards for online shopping, Curry says the collaboration has resulted in a donation to Oakland’s Garfield Elementary to reopen their school library after being closed for 10 years.