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Common Motivates High School Students To Attend College

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Common is not only an Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe winner, but he also pays the way for the younger generation.

Yesterday (September, 19th), the award-winning rapper lent his voice of encouragement at an event in Los Angeles to inspire students to go to college and pursue their dreams.

ABC 7 Los Angeles, reports that Common was a guest speaker at the Fulfillment Fund’s Destination College event in UCLA, as he gave high school students the information necessary, guidance and resource to graduate high school and continue onto to college.

The “Testify” vocalist tells ABC 7, “Sometimes you know you have kids that don’t even think about college really… This Destination College and the Fulfillment Fund is really saying, ‘hey, we can provide you with the opportunity to act, to get you access to college and a college education.’ I’m really in support of this because it’s doing great for kids who may not have had that exposure.” 

He continues by saying, “It’s really giving opportunities to kids who may not have the opportunity to know a lot about college. “It’s inspiring, to be honest.”

During half way into the event, Common even performed his Oscar-winning hit “Glory,” with  a group of local Los Angeles choir students.

There’s no doubt, Common gave hope to hundreds of local college-bond students to continue pursuing their college dreams, and for more information regarding The Fulfillment Fund, make sure to visit


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