The Second Round Foundation plants seeds to create equity for young people through education, sport, and community.


By the time he was 21, Jalen Brunson had already made his mark. With notable and national achievements throughout his basketball career, Jalen was a Second-Round pick by the Dallas Mavericks in the 2018 NBA Draft. In this sport, an invitation to the draft is golden. Projections and rank determine your worth. A Second-Round selection for a talent such as Jalen means one thing—his work ethic defines his worth. Jalen understands the value of opportunity and continues to work hard so readiness meets opportunity each and every time.

Jalen’s mantra: “The Magic Is In the Work” is the essence of a Second-Round selection. It is a reinforcement of willingness, readiness, and preparation. In this spirit, Jalen is proud to introduce Second Round, his charitable organization that will serve young people through academics, sports and outreach.


Our vision is to empower young people to determine their own success, regardless of background or circumstance.


Covenant House (PA & NY) provides an array of services for homeless young people, including a first-class medical clinic, full time staff to assist with educational and vocational needs, and around the clock one-on-one support to help our young people plan, stay on track, and achieve their goals.


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