Get Schooled Challenge Kick Off in NYC | Body and Soul

Get Schooled Challenge Kick Off in NYC | Body and Soul

Published September 28, 2010

At the Martin Luther King Jr. Educational Campus in Manhattan, New York, Ludacris, Pharrell Williams, Keri Hilson and Sway Calloway hosted a Youth Summit and SURPRISED over 800 high school students.  The event was the kick off of the Get Schooled National Challenge and Tour – a nine city tour to engage 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.  Ludacris, Pharrell, Keri Hilson and Sway asked students to identify personal educational goals and to commit to achieving them.
Ludacris said, "Education is the ultimate challenge. I know from experience that sometmes it is tough to get inspired, to take control, and to have the discipline to see your education through. I'm excited to join other artists and the Get Schooled Foundation to help capture the attention of students and reinforce the vital message that education is important and a necessary tool for life."
Are you ready to Get Schooled?

The Get Schooled National Challenge and tour is coming to a city near you! To find out how you can join and the tour details, visit

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