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JAY-Z’s Roc Nation Hosts Educational Events to Help Low-Income Students Earn $300 Million in Scholarships

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – On Friday, JAY-Z’s entertainment company Roc Nation announced its plans to lead a multi-million dollar educational campaign, according to a spokesperson for Vital Versatility, which represents Roc Nation.

Roc Nation is helping underprivileged students in Philadelphia secure $300 million in scholarships to attend private schools through the Pennsylvania Award for Student Success (PASS).

Roc Nation will host a series of events in the greater Philadelphia region from June 10 through June 21 to further educate the public about the PASS legislation.

PASS eligibility is based on a household income that does not exceed 250% of the federal poverty level, which is currently $75,000 for a family of four.

Scholarships offered through the PASS program range from $2,500 for half-day preschoolers, $5,000 for grades K-8, $10,000 for grades 9 through 12 and $15,000 for students with special needs.

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Vital Versatility added in the press release that the government will fulfill these funds without reducing the overall budget for educational programming in public schools.

In spite of the last two cancellations of Made In AmericaRoc Nation has regularly collaborated with Philadelphia and the REFORM Alliance on legislation that has helped transform the state’s probation and parole system.

“We’ve had such a special bond with the people of Philadelphia, so we’ve made it our mission to invest in the long-term success of the city’s changemakers,” said Dania Diaz, Roc Nation’s Managing Director of Philanthropy. “Impact starts with the students and with awareness. We want to empower youth and families with the knowledge to pursue their college dreams, make their voices heard and become the leaders of tomorrow.”

For more information about PASS, here are the locations of events hosted by Roc Nation:

  • June 10th: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Esperanza Conference Center, 4261N 5th St.
  • June 11: Noon – 7pm at Mi Salud Wellness, 200 E Wyoming Ave.
  • 12 June: Noon-7pm at Beckett Life Center, 1410 N 16th St.
  • June 13th: Noon – 7:00 PM at the Lucien Blackwell Community Center, 761 N 47th St.
  • 14th of June: Noon – 7:00 PM at Ford PAL Center, 600 Snyder Ave.
  • June 17: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Esperanza Conference Center, 4261N 5th St.
  • June 18: Noon – 7pm at Mi Salud Wellness, 200 E Wyoming Ave.
  • June 19: Noon – 7:00 PM at Ford PAL Center, 600 Snyder Ave.
  • June 20: Noon – 7pm at Beckett Life Center, 1410 N 16th St.
  • 21st of June: Noon – 7:00 PM at the Lucien Blackwell Community Center, 761 N 47th St.
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