PITBULL’S MIAMI CHARTER SCHOOL
Miami rapper, Pitbull, is contributing to a new charter school in his hometown. The Sports Leadership And Management (SLAM) charter middle school and high school will begin classes this year. The School will be tailored to students who wish to pursue careers in a sports related field. Pitbull isn’t the first athlete or entertainer to try his hand at education reform by opening a charter school. Former NBA player, Jalen Rose, opened the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, a charter high school in his native Detroit that was not without its share growing pains in the first year of operation. Former Miami Dolphin, Terry Kirby, also opened a charter middle school, Touchdowns4life, in Broward County, Florida that was closed down last year due to financial problems.
Pitbull’s foray into public education is being greeted with positive media, but only time will tell how successful the actual venture will be. Best of luck to the philanthropist musician. Pitbull love[s] the kids, too!
republica | On 03, Jul 2013