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Pitbull Opens Charter School In Miami

Pitbull Opens Charter School In Miami

Cuban rapper Pitbull has not forgotten where he came from.

In fact, for him it’s “all about giving back to the neighborhood in any way,  shape or form.”

This loyalty is why Mr. Worldwide has decided to open SLAM, or the Sports  Leadership and Management school in Little Havana, the Miami neighborhood where  he grew up.

In an interview with the Washington Post,  Pitbull explained how he sees the issue of education as the “real  revolution.”

“There is no way you can tackle any obstacle or any issue around the world if  you’re not educated.”

“My mother always told me two of the most dangerous diseases in the world are  ignorance and greed,” the 32-year-old said. “That’s why we have to educate.  That’s why I fight for it and that’s why I feel it’s the real revolution.”

The goal behind SLAM, which will be run by a non-profit that is part of the  national charter school management company, will be to show kids that learning  is sexy.

“What happens is that education is no longer sexy, it’s no longer cool,” he  said in the video interview.

By focusing on preparing kids for careers in the sports field, Pitbull hopes  to show schools that they can create curriculum that entertains and engages with  the students of today.

“I can speak from the heart when it comes to charter schools for the simple  fact that teachers have changed my life,” Pitbull said.

“I had a second grade teacher who taught me there is a way out and then I had  an 11th grade teacher, Ms. Martinez, who taught me to believe in  myself.”

“That’s the same thing I want to do,” Pitbull added. “One way or another just  make it fun again to learn.”



Source: Fox News



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