Big Sean, Brandy, Terrence J & Rocsi Join Get Schooled Campaign
Big Sean has joined The Get Schooled Foundation’s “Wake Up” campaign, to encourage students to attend school.
The Detroit rapper joins celebrities Victoria Justice, Brandy, Sean Paul and “106 & Park’s” Terrence J. and Rocsi, for this year’s campaign.
The artists will deliver pre-recorded messages to over 20,000 students, who have signed up for the daily wake up calls.
“We had more than half of our students sign up for wake up calls in one week,” said Cynthia Martin, teacher at the Osborn Upper School of Global Communications in Detroit, Michigan. “They couldn’t believe that Big Sean was actually calling them. It was so much fun to walk into the building and have the kids excited about the wake up calls. They were ALL talking about it and the students that had not signed up yet were anxious to get involved. It really seemed to make an impression and motivate them to get to school on time.
The goal of the program is to boost the graduation rate, as one in three students will eventually dropout.
Victoria Justice will host a contest for students, who can enter the “Wake Up with Victoria Justice” sweepstakes to receive a personalized wake up call.
“Success requires focus, drive and determination, whether you are striving to get ahead in academics, the music business or life itself,” Victoria Justice said. “I am excited to partner with Get Schooled to encourage more students to wake up and get to school every day with renewed focus and motivation.”
In the past, artists like Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa and Tyra Banks have participated in The Get Schooled Foundation’s “Wake Up” call program.
“We have received such a positive response from students and the statistics say it all — the wake up calls are making an impact,” said Marie Groark, Executive Director of the Get Schooled Foundation. “It is so exciting to have even more star power help us get kids to school every day.”
For more information visit GetSchooled.com.