Pharrell Williams is investing in the futures of youth from underserved communities.
While speaking at the commencement of Harlem’s Promise Academy, Williams gave the 114 graduating seniors much more than a great speech and a high school diploma.
He provided them with an incredible gift, by sharing: “So let me be clear, every member of the 2019 graduating class, is guaranteed an internship waiting for them, you, next summer.
After Williams shared the news the sea of graduates—who proudly donned blue cap and gowns—erupted into cheers and clapping.
He also mentioned that—“The world is watching Harlem, but this renaissance will be different. Believe it or not, with respect, it’s going to actually be better and the reason why is because the new Harlem Renaissance has education at its core.”