French Montana Helps Launch Education Campaign For Undocumented Youth

MTV and Get Schooled are working with the rapper to promote the "We Are The Dream" movement.

(AllHipHop News) Moroccan-born rapper French Montana is partnering with MTV and Get Schooled to launch the "We Are The Dream" campaign. The initiative is working to amplify resources for undocumented youth and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients seeking higher education.

“I am one of tens of thousands of first and second generation immigrants that are having a significant positive impact on the United States. We are the Dream,” says Montana. “I am excited to lead others in this fight to ensure Dreamers connect with support they need to get to college and make their American Dream come true.” 

The "We Are The Dream" campaign includes:

A 2015 U.S. Department of Education report states about 65,000 undocumented students graduate from high school each year, and only 5-10% of those students go on to achieve higher education. California, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington allow undocumented students to receive state financial aid even though they cannot access federal aid.

“The path from high school to college is confusing and stressful for the average high school senior, but even more so for undocumented students,” said Marie Groark, Executive Director of Get Schooled. “We are excited to partner with MTV to spread awareness among undocumented students and their allies that resources are available, college is possible, and they are not alone in their quest to get an education.”   

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