Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am has donated half a million Euros to the Prince’s Trust, through his own non-profit, the i.am angel Foundation, which aims to “transform lives through education, opportunity and inspiration”.
He says, “I don’t need any more luxury items. And equipping our young people with education and inspiration is real homeland security. I grew up in East Los Angeles, one of the most underserved and tough neighborhoods in America, seeing kids selling drugs at 11 and getting pistols and things they shouldn’t be doing. My life could have turned out very differently if it were not for the support and encouragement provided by my single working mum, my uncles and my teachers who encouraged me to dream, and to pursue my goal of getting into the music business. I was encouraged to dance and sing … that changed my life. Working with The Prince’s Trust, I am joining the mission to help transform the lives of disadvantaged young people living in underprivileged neighborhoods in the U.K.”
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