Kevin Hart, one of the hottest comedians in Hollywood, has ensured that the future of some students in his home town of Philadelphia is a lot brighter.
In a bid of outstanding generosity, Kevin Hart has established a $600,000 scholarship fund.
The Help from the Hart Foundation has been established in association with the United Negro College Fund, a funding and support initiative which touts itself as the ‘the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization‘.
The scholarship will be awarded to 18 students across 18 different US cities, all of which are part of the “KIPP” charter schools programme.
Hart went on record saying that he wanted to ‘do his part’ and that this was ‘just the beginning’.
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“The Help From The Hart Charity Scholarship will not only support students, but will also demonstrate support for HBCUs,” said UNCF CEO and President Michael L. Lomax. “Research shows that HBCUs matter, and that HBCU students are having a positive college experience, but they also have an unmet financial need. Together, Kevin and KIPP have made an investment that will have a significant impact. We can’t thank them enough for their support.”
“Education and knowledge are powerful,” said Hart. “I just wanted to do my part in providing opportunities for our future leaders, especially from my Philly hometown, and show support for HBCUs. This is just the beginning; trust me when I tell you there are a lot more kids who want to go to college who don’t have the money to make it happen.”