Ludacris, Keri Hilson and Far East Movement joined together to give back yesterday as they helped renovate and restore Osborne High School in Atlanta alongside its students.
In celebration of Bing’s Summer of Doing, the celebrities worked with Bing and DoSomething.org volunteers to bring elbow grease and attention to the oldest school in Cobb County where 87 percent of the students are eligible for free lunch.
Each of the musicians added their own artistic flare to make the project a success. Keri helped create a mural designed to inspire and empower young girls, which featured her own quote, “dream in color, wake up to a blank canvas, then paint your life with all the colors your heart desires.”
Atlanta native Ludacris had his hands in just about everything throughout the day, including Keri’s mural, as well as a Do Something That Matters mural in the cafeteria. He also helped jazz up the school’s newly-purchased Cardinal Community Classroom alongside Far East Movement. The mobile classroom will help supply books and other educational materials for the local community.
The rapper/actor also inspired the students when he told them to embrace their exciting futures and “get used” to the flashing lights of fame. However, he held back from divulging any information about his upcoming album, Ludaversal, as did Keri, who only hinted that she’d been working with mega-producer Timbaland in Miami.
The Osborne High School event was just the latest in a summer-long campaign aimed at inspiring young people to give back and volunteer in their local communities during their free time. Are you interested in helping out? Check out Bing.com/doing for more information about the campaign.
Photo Credit: Name: Bing and DoSomething.org