Virginia native Pharrell Williams is doing his part to make sure low-income families are “happy” with their education goals. The musician/entrepreneur is launching a private school for those who can’t afford to send their children to a regular private school.
Williams is doing this through his non-profit initiative, Yellow, a 501(C)(3) non-profit established by the eclectic music producer to even the odds for all kids through education.
“YELLOW admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, and loan programs and athletic and other school-administered programs.”
YELLOWHAB puts children at the center of everything we do, with all touch points orbiting their unique strengths. Our educational programs are culturally responsive and develop a child’s identity and self-efficacy. Learn more via link in our bio 💛💫 pic.twitter.com/MhsUhZzRcl
— YELLOW (@YELLOWORG) June 2, 2021
In a statement to The Virginian-Pilot, Williams said, “If the system is fixed and unfair, then it needs to be broken. We don’t want lockstep learning where so many kids fall behind; we want bespoke learning designed for each child, where the things that make a child different are the same things that will make a child rise up and take flight.”
You can obtain more information and apply at www.teamyellow.org/yellowhab.