Yesterday, Denver Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony, along with LaLa Vazquez, Ludacris, Senator Mike Johnston and MTV News Correspondent Sway Calloway surprised 1400 high school students at George Washington High School in Denver, Colorado with a youth rally.
From the press release:
The event was the FINAL stop on the Get Schooled National Challenge and Tour – a multi-city tour which engaged students in an effort to help improve high school graduation rates and ultimately raise college completion rates. The Youth Summit engaged students in a conversation about what their biggest challenges are in school. The celebrity education ambassadors asked the students to identify personal educational goals and to commit to achieving them. Marking the conclusion of the Get Schooled National Challenge and Tour, nearly 200,000 have stepped up and committed to their education.
In the below video, Ludacris speaks to the students of the high school, telling them how he wouldn’t have a successful career without education:
Get Schooled launched in 2009 and has partnered on several high profile national initiatives aimed at elevating awareness about our nation’s education crisis and engaging and empowering all Americans to get involved.
image credit: get schooled