I run my nonprofit called the Reggie Stephens Foundation, which has about 47 kids in the program for AAU basketball. I also create all-star games and give out scholarships for kids in my area in Santa Cruz. I've been helping kids train. I never charge a kid to train them, whether they're trying to go to college or transitioning from eighth grade to high school. I've always found a way to give everything I have to them. Because when I came up, there were a couple of people that gave me opportunities. I always preach to the kids that you never know who’s watching you, so don’t burn bridges.
Additionally, I went back to school — I promised my mom, son and daughter that I would finish. I didn't want to be the person who has this foundation and I'm telling kids, 'you need to go to school, you need to do this and this' but not walking the walk. So that encouraged me as well to go back and finish.
Since I graduated, my confidence has gone through the roof, and it has just been amazing. My son goes to Pepperdine, my daughter is a sophomore in high school. To see how hard they work on education, it definitely uplifted me and gave me inspiration.