John Legend says half his freshman class made it 4 years to graduation. He not only graduated second in that class, but went on to college on a scholarship. Now as a successful songwriter, he attributes his success to teachers who believed in him. Now, he’s cofounded LRNG Innovators to fund great teachers leading exciting project-based learning ideas.
Through this collaboration, we’ve recognized that access to a quality education is key to leveling the playing field and equalizing opportunity for young people. We believe that vision will not be realized without devoted, inspiring teachers at the helm. That’s what we’re focused on – giving teachers support to design immersive and engaging learning opportunities for all youth.
Read more about the Legend in this HuffPost article. There’s a pretty cool video too:)