We are in the midst of the new Harlem Renaissance with education at its core. Which is why I’ve promised an internship next summer for every student of the @hczorg Promise Academy #ClassOf2019, all of whom were accepted to college. 🌍💛🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/P9IcvVA69a
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) June 27, 2019
Pharrell is offering some New York City high school students the opportunity of a lifetime.
Over the weekend, the mega-producer delivered a rousing keynote speech at the graduation ceremony for Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy. While on stage, Pharrell announced that he’d be granting internships to the entire graduating class following their first year of college.
Pharrell announces he will be granting internships to the entire graduating class of Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy following their first year of college. https://t.co/HsgpzB6MUc
— ABC News (@ABC) July 3, 2019
“So let me be clear, every member of the 2019 graduating class, is guaranteed an internship waiting for them — you — next summer,” the “Happy” artist told the crowd.
He continued, “The world is watching Harlem but this renaissance will be different. And, believe it or not, with respect, it will actually be better.
According to BuzzFeed News, all 114 students in the charter school’s graduating class received offers to attend colleges and universities. The school did not specify where the internships would take place but stated they would be in line with the graduates’ respective career goals.
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