Big Sean To Serve As Principal Of Day For Detroit School
Detroit rapper Big Sean will return to his hometown to serve as principal of the day at Lincoln High School.
This Monday (May 14), Big Sean will serve as principal at Lincoln High as a reward for the students, who increased their attendance by 8.56% as part of the “Get Schooled” campaign.
“Showing up to school, all day, every day, is one of the most important things students can do to reach their educational goals and to go on to success later in life,” said Big Sean. “I am so proud of my hometown of Detroit for tackling attendance issues head on and I am so excited to celebrate the achievements of the students who worked so hard throughout the attendance challenge.”
The “Get Schooled” program is a partnership between United Way for Southeastern Michigan, Chevrolet and Viacom.
The “Get Schooled” campaign, which ran from February 13 — April 27, was created with the goal of boosting the attendance at 17 Metro Detroit high schools.
During his time as principal at Lincoln High School, Big Sean will visit classes and co-teach.
He will also attend an assembly with students, which will be hosted by Shade 45/MTV personality Sway Calloway and Coco of FM 98 WJLB.
The assembly will feature a number of inspirational guests, including Kevin Liles, the former President of Def Jam/ Warner Music Group and senior advisor to the “Get Schooled” campaign.