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Being a wealthy celebrity with the ability to give back to your hometown on a major scale is truly a blessing.
NBA superstar Lebron James recently gave back to his hometown of Akron, Ohio by opening a public school there, which is for at-risk third and fourth-graders. Less than a week later, another black celebrity made headlines for making a significant contribution to education, which benefited youths in his hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
According to the Philadelphia Daily News-Inquirer, actor and comedian Kevin Hart (pictured) gave six Philadelphia youths the experience of a lifetime by announcing that his partnership with the United Negro College Fund would contribute $600,000 dollars, which will go toward scholarships for 18 students nationwide.
The six Philadelphia youths who will benefit from Hart’s contribution all attend charter schools in the city’s unified public school district. Jada Taylor, Alexys Smith, Marjani Walton, Willie Smalls, Wayne Fuller, and Casey Adams are the high school graduates from Philly who will be beneficiaries of Hart’s generous scholarship contribution.
Every last one of the youths who will benefit from Hart’s scholarship contribution with get the opportunity to have their full-ride status renewed. They will also attend a historically black college of their choice and their attendance will begin in the fall of 2018. Hart specifically made his announcement to the six students in person.
“Education and knowledge are powerful,” Hart proclaimed in an official statement, according to the Inquirer.
“I just wanted to do my part in providing opportunities for our future leaders, especially from my Philly hometown, and show support for HBCUs. This is just the beginning; trust me when I tell you there are a lot more kids who want to go to college who don’t have the money to make it happen,” he continued.
Congratulations to all the students who have benefited from Kevin Hart’s honorable commitment to education.
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