Pitbull is giving back to his hometown of Little Havana in Miami by opening up a charter school. SLAM, or the Sports Leadership and Management school will be run by non-profit Mater Academy and Academia, a national charter school management company. SLAM will also work with the Miami Marlins and other local teams.
SLAM specifically focuses on sports and preparing young scholars for careers in the sports field. SLAM runs from 6th through 11th grade and offer classes in athletics, broadcasting and sports medicine.
Mr. Worldwide stated to the press: “My mother always told me two of the most dangerous diseases in the world are ignorance and greed,” he reminisced. “That’s why we have to educate. That’s why I fight for it and that’s why I feel it’s the real revolution.”
“I constantly gave a wrong address to go to a better school,” he told WUSA, a D.C. television station. “I don’t want anyone in America to have to lie about where they live.”
“Every day I see firsthand how my children are becoming highly motivated, thanks to the charter schools they attend.” The pop star has three of his six children enrolled in charter schools giving him plenty of exposure to the unique schools.
The Cuban rapper also added: “There’s no way you could tackle any obstacle or any issue around the world if you’re not educated.”