In an effort to cajole teens out of bed in the morning and on their way to school, the Get Schooled Foundation has enlisted popular artists to give them a wake up call.
Nicki Minaj, Jesse McCartney, Ciara, Trey Songz and Wiz Khalifa are some of the stars who have joined up with the Foundation. The Wake Up and Get Schooled campaign launched on Friday, and is hoping this star-filled tactic will help to reduce absences.
“One of the key factors in students graduating and succeeding in their educational goals is merely getting them to campus in the first place,” Marie Groark, Executive Director of the Get Schooled Foundation, said in a statement. “By using the power of celebrity and persuasion, we are encouraging students to wake up and get schooled!"
The celebs have recorded messages encouraging kids to go to school, and students can sign up at Getschooled.com to get these free wake-up phone calls. The messages will available beginning the first week of October, and will run until June 2012.
This is why other countries education systems are leaving us in their dust. Education is a privilege. Set the alarm clock and grow up and get up.
Teens need to "Wake Up" to what's happening in our world today and how wicked it has gotten. You can't find anything on TV anymore that is not offensive in some way or another. We got earthquakes like crazy, volcanoes going over like never before. Things in space getting close. Economy falling apart. Wars and rumors of war. People talking about peace and security when none is to be found. Sounds like Jesus is coming back! That sure is a wake up call.
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If a kid can't wake his own a55 up for school, I don't think an education is even possible.
...and...is...that a pink chicken wing around her neck? :/
My BABY is 13, and she not only gets up and out on time, she does it ON HER OWN. Mommy and daddy have long since left for work by that time. This is about responsibility, and who better to teach THEIR CHILDREN responsibilty than *gasp* the parents. This is not rocket science.
S/N – Nicki Minaj looks like the long lost ghetto twin of Patty and Selma, Wiz Kahlifa is an admitted chronic pothead who probably hasn't "awakened" on time for something in years, and Jess McCartney... well, he actually seems to be a pretty decent kid, but they aren't gonna listen to him either.
you probably are some fat guy/girl sitting behind his computer hating on nicki. She is living her dream and fulfilling her goals. What have you been doing??? LMAO
JUGGERNAUT you are probably some mindless teen who idolizes whatever MTV throws at you. Notice you are posting past 1am, shouldn't you be in bed and getting ready for October 1st to collect that welfare check?
hhmm dunno about that ... My kids have an alarm o'clock!
LOL, this is who they enlisted to help our kids get to school!
what have you been dong thus far??? NOTHING, aside from b**ching
WHO? I don't know any of these jokers, nor would I let them tell my kids how to take dump, much less live their lives.
yeah....they care so much about your opinion.
The efforts of organizations like this is wasted on the kids. Their time would be better spent working with parents. Getting kids to school and motivated to succeed is about good parenting. It's hard for a kid to learn lessons about hard work and keeping your nose to the grindstone when they're hearing it from millionaire pop stars, who are often associated with getting one lucky big break as opposed to working hard for decades to establish themselves and achieve success.
In fact, this whole country could use a lesson in hard work and reasonable expectations.
people like NIKI grew up in the ghetto. they faced gang banger and all types of crimes. they overcame it all and make something out of themselves.
I would love to see how you would have fair when put in her situation, you probably will be in a corner crying your eyes out. She went through more hardship than you ever did.
How about try this>...........................HEY, ALL YOU LAZY TEENS, WAKE THE F*** UP. ......................How'd that work?
Oh no please ... then who is going to pay for many years of therapy to fix the dammage....... Juct kidding, of course. My morning line is " Step down from the bed" ... My kids hate it, don't want to hear it twice and it works wonders.
bab, I use electric cattle prods on sleepy priests. Works worders :-)
That thing looks like it came straight out of a Tim Burton movie.
I'll fill in for tracie just this once:
Why is Nicki Minaj wearing pink doo doo around her neck? Why is it pink, did she eat a lot of cotton candy?
No, she ate Pink.
Where is traci? It's the start of a new week. Time for traci to start telling the same old joke, again and again and again and again and again and again and again.
And where is the idiot Portal Potty. I'd like to meet that moron...the who considers being 'firsty' as a life-goal.
That's her natural hair color, right? I assume the carpet matches the drapes.
She looks like a bishop on a chess board if it was coming out of a poodles as$.
she still makes a better living than you, she is living her dreams and fulfilling her goals. What are you doing??/ LMAO
Nice trolling by JUGGERNAUT, responds to everyone's post and putting them down. JUGGERNAUT must be a Nicki fan without an opinion of his own or just a forever alone kind of guy/girl.
I'm not sure who the girl in the picture is, but a pink chicken wing necklace.... I mean come on, that was so five minutes ago, doesn't she know that everyone is wearing purple lamb chops these days.
Bwaaaahahahahaha that was great!!!!
@Niki..... funny post of the day!!! lol
VERY CLEVER! LOL!
Wow, so clever. I hope you dd not stay up all night thinking about it.
Wow JUGGERNAUT, I hope it didn't take you all day to come up with that response.
you haters need to stop hatin on nicki at least she makin her money you wastin your time postin ihg comments get a life
She's obviously too pooped to post.
LOL your comments just keep getting better!
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