The Detroit Public High School with the most improved attendance will win a FREE Assembly by recording artist Lupe Fiasco. The contest starts on February 14 until March 5, 2011.
On February 22, Detroit Public Schools Emergency Financial Manager Robert C. Bobb announced that DPS has reached a 62 percent graduation rate, the highest since state began new cohort methodology in 2007. The first step to ensuring a student graduates is to ensure they are going to school, that is why Lupe Fiasco is sending his call for action to Detroit Public School Students. It’s always been the philosophy that improving academics starts by improving attendance. Improving teen’s futures by keeping education at the forefront falls in line with the Lupe’s positive mantra.
On March 8th, the rapper will release a revolutionary album called LASERS which is an acronym for “Love Always Shines Every time: Remember to Smile,” and it’s a reflection of a 14-point manifesto the Chicago-born MC composed to guide him through this project. “I want to start a popular uprising,” says Fiasco. “The music is the bait to get people to come in and listen to what I’m saying.”
The winning school will be announced on March 7, 2011 at 8pm by HOT 102.7 evening Radio Personality and Hip Hop Artist “Shorty Da Prince.” Shorty knows that education comes first when pursuing your dreams. Starting his career at the tender age of 12, “Shorty” knew from the onset that he’d have to pay his dues to get to where he wanted to be.