Nas is giving back to the community.
If you’ve graduated college in the last couple of years, you know how hard it is to land that first job. All those hours sending out resumes can get tiring and even discouraging. Well, Nasir Jones hears your struggle and he’s ready to make things a little easier for some folks. The Illmatic-rapper’s investment company, Queensbridge Venture Partners have joined forces with educational organization Koru to ease the transition from the classroom to career, giving program participants real-life experience utilizing the skills that employers are looking for. Nas’ scholarship fund will benefit those that need financial assistance, and a select group of grads may even get to call him a mentor.
In a statement regarding the partnership, the “I Know I Can”-emcee expressed his enthusiasm for the chance to give back.
“I’m inspired to support Koru participants because I know how hard it can be to carve out your path and purpose in life. It takes conviction, hard work and the right network. The young people going through Koru are gritty, book smart and street smart. The Koru program gives them an opportunity to put those smarts to work. I can’t wait to work directly with them and share what I’ve learned through my own life experiences.”
Nas dropped out of school in the 8th grade. Since 1994, he has released 8 highly-successful albums that have sold over 20 million copies worldwide, lauched a record label, acted in movies and ventured into magazine publishing. I’d say that’s some pretty good life experience to learn from.
To learn more about Koru and it’s mission, please visit the official Koru website.