These fellas give back game is on fleek!
September is right around the corner, and they’re already helping secure the bag for students to pay that too damn high college bill.
Kevin Hart set up a $600,000 scholarship fund for college kids through his newly unveiled Help From The Hart Charity. He joined forces with Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) and United Negro College Fund to surprise 18 attending HBCUs.
Kevin Hart flew to LA to surprise the award recipients in person on Tuesday.
Yesterday I surprised 18 #HBCU with scholarships to complete their college degrees…. major thank you to my partners @UNCF @kippschools for helping me…. you guys stepped up to the table and matched my donation and we awarded 600,000….also thank u @jessecollinsent for helping us coordinate this event…..this is just the beginning people!!!! My “Help From The Hart Charity” is about to do a lot more!!!!! #LiveLoveLaugh …..I’m also proud of the 8 Kids from Philadelphia that received these scholarships ….STAND UP PHILLY!!!!!
The Jumanji star and KIPP each donated $300,000 each to the Fund. Making the path a lot smoother for students heading to Tuskegee University, Morehouse College, Xavier University, Spelman College and Clark Atlanta University.
Black excellence at it’s finest.
How Chris Paul Isn’t Shutting Up and Dribbling
Chris Paul made history this week by donating $2.5 million to his alma mater Wake Forest University on Tuesday.
The All Star baller’s hefty check (the biggest donor gift from alumna in the school’s history) will go towards the basketball program—to “transform the men’s and women’s basketball clubhouses with expanded and enhanced locker rooms, nutrition resources and treatment areas.”
So naturally, the men’s locker will be named in Chris’ honor.
The former Demon Deacons player was inspired to do the locker room revamp because of the importance of teamwork.
The locker room transportation project inspired me, because that’s where players build relationships and create a unifying camaraderie that is the foundation of success on the court.
The nine time NBA All Star and North Carolina native would know.
Common and his Mother Donating Money for Students and Teachers to Get School Supplies
Finally, Common and his mother teamed up with Burlington Stores and non profit org Adopt-a-Classroom, for the second year in a row, to get much needed school supplies to teachers and students.
The duo kicked off the campaign by donating $10,000 to the org and visiting a school in NYC on Monday.
Common writes on Instagram he was inspired to make the donation because teachers make a huge impact, like his mother who taught in his native Chicago.
My mother has been in the Chicago school system for, more than 35 years, and I am honored to do my part to help teachers get the materials they need to help their students succeed
I’ve seen firsthand the impact teachers have on their students through my mother, Dr. Mahalia Hines, a 35-year educator and Chicago Board of Education member. That’s why I teamed up with @AdoptAClassroom and their partner @BurlingtonStyle for the second year to help teachers and students nationwide. Find out how you can help in the link in my bio #ad
Okay, class dismissed and have a great weekend.