Beyonce' & Jay-z Gift 11 Students with $100,000 Scholarships!

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Superstar music royalty Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z have been selling out music venues around the world for their On the Run Tour II! its been reported that their concerts shows have been incredible!!! But it’s their donation of $100,000 scholarships to students seems to be whats grabbing the headlines in every digital and print publication!! including ours!

Students from as far west as Seattle, Washington to Atlanta, Georgia’s East Coast have been recipients of scholarships from Beyonce’s “BeyGood Charitable Foundation in partnership with her husband Jay-Z’s “Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation”.

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Just as cleverly executed as their concerts, the winning students have attended the Carter’s sold out venues thinking that they are just attending the concert to have a great time with friends, not having one clue that their educational and personal lives were about to be changed. Forever.

Khairi Perry, a resident of Federal Way, Washington had his life changed forever when he was awarded one of the eleven $100,000 scholarships from Beyonce’s “BeyGood Foundation and Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation.

Perry, who is 17 and has a grade point average of 3.5, was homeless and living in cars, hotels and with friends before being gifted with this incredible scholarship!

Things had gotten so bad for the homeless teen at one time that he contemplated committing suicide. Thankfully his mother, teachers, coaches and Boys and Girls Staff helped him to see that his life was meaningful and was going to have a purpose if he stayed in the fight for life. Thankfully he did and he has lived to see his life be changed for the good.

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Perry’s life and the life of 10 other recipient will be changed forever because of the generosity of Beyonce’ and her husband Jay-Z. The great thing about charitable scholarships is it helps more than just the recipient. It gives the student a chance to have a great academic future thereby allowing the to use the knowledge to help others and humanity. These 11 Scholarships are the gifts that keep on giving! They will impact the student and humanity.

For more information log onto www.Beyonce.com or www.shawncartersf.com

Ri-Ri Shines Bright at her Annual Diamond Ball Gala in Beverly Hills

Rihanna, known to her millions of fans as Ri-Ri, held her 1st Annual Diamond Ball Gala to benefit the Clara Lionel Foundation named after her grandparents.   Clara Lionel is Rihanna's charity she developed for with the desire to help improve the quality of life for communities worldwide on the topics of health, education, culture and the arts."

Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty actually founded the Clara Lionel Foundation in 2012.  Rihanna witnessed the shortcoming of the facility in which her grandmother had to fight cancer.  Since then Rihanna has worked to provide financial resources and tools to make the facility a better place to help others. 

According to noted sources, (1). “The Clara Brathwaite Center for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital was officially named in 2012. What began with a heartfelt, personal donation has transformed into a comprehensive effort to deliver quality treatment for cancer patients in Barbados. Rihanna witnessed first-hand the inefficiencies and great need for development in the healthcare system during her grandmother’s battle with the disease. To date Rihanna has personally donated funds to establish the existing center and purchased the facility’s first modern radiotherapy machine, the Equinox Beam. Funds raised from the Diamond Ball will go into improving the center, purchasing equipment and infrastructure planning, a projected cost of $2.4 million.” For more information, send an email to info@clarafoundation.org

(1) The Clara Lionel Foundation

Posted on January 5, 2015 .

John Legend Turns Things Around

R&B Singer and Grammy Winner, John Legend, credits teachers with helping him stay on track and excel in school.  At the young age of 10, Legends parents divorced.  The divorce affected Legend.  Legend was literally traumatized by this life changing event.  

Legend states that it was teachers that were concerned about his grades and well being and kept him on the right track. He states that teachers made him accountable for his own academic success. 

These teachers had a profound effect on him. So much so that he participates in an academic program called, Turnaround for Children. Turnaround is designed to give the teachers what they need to understand the social an educational needs of children, particularly children from low-income communities.   Legend knows that well equipt teachers are necessary to have a great outcome for children.  To learn more about this program, log onto turnaroundusa.org.

Posted on November 5, 2014 .