Ludacris visited a Florida high school on Wednesday (1/29) with a gift that was sure to make everyone smile. The lyricist-turned-entrepreneur/ philanthropist is known for being active with programs benefiting schools and libraries.
Luda surprised students at Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School with $75,000 worth of music equipment to donate as part of StubHub’s #TicketForward program. The initiative is collaborative project with The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation with the objective of investing $3 million in public school music programs.
Ludacris explained to the students,
“I understand the importance of music education…It’s very important to me.” During the Q & A session Luda encouraged the student to never give up.
“If it weren’t for individuals reaching back and giving me that confidence, I wouldn’t be here today…If you get knocked down nine times, you get up 10. Just keep going.”
Ludacris also surprised Kevin Segura, the school’s band director, with two Super Bowl tickets. Segura stated,
“We have instruments being held together with tape, they don’t move, they’re banged up,…So these instruments are going to improve our sound and going to motivate kids to want to do band so hopefully I can build up this program to what it once was back in the day … I’m really, really excited that I’m going to the game. I didn’t think I was going so this was a nice surprise for me.”
Catch photos from the event, all courtesy of StubHub, below.