Wiz Khalifa, along with Nicki Minaj, Ciara, Trey Songz and more, have joined the Get Schooled Foundation’s “Wake Up and Get Schooled” Campaign on September 23rd. Them, along with many others, have recorded phone calls that will be played for students in the morning, which will encourage them to get up and go to school.
Executive Director, Marie Groark stated:
"The pre-recorded messages, running throughout the school year until June 2012, stress the importance of getting up and going to school every day. Studies show that students with more than 10 absences in a school year risk falling behind. Students with more than 20 absences have only a one-in-five chance of graduating."
Groark also mentioned that attendance plays a huge role in students' success.
"One of the key factors in students graduating and succeeding in their educational goals is merely getting them to campus in the first place. By using the power of celebrity and persuasion, we are encouraging students to wake up and get schooled!"
If you’re a student and would like to participate in this initiative, sign up now at GetSchooled.com and receive phone calls with pre-recorded wake up messages from some of your favorite celebs every morning!