On Monday, May 14, 2012, musician Big Sean, a Detroit native, will act as “Principal for the Day” at Lincoln High School, one of United Way’s “Network of Excellence” schools. As principal, Big Sean will visit classrooms, co-teach classes and participate in an assembly of the entire Lincoln student body. Lincoln High School won the Get Schooled Detroit Attendance Challenge after improving its attendance a dramatic 8.56% year-over-year during the competition.
Big Sean Will Be Principal For A Day
"Showing up to school, all day, every day, is one of the most important things students can do to reach their educational goals and to go on to success later in life,” said Big Sean. “I am so proud of my hometown of Detroit for tackling attendance issues head on and I am so excited to celebrate the achievements of the students who worked so hard throughout the attendance challenge.”
Big Sean will also join MTV host Sway and local radio personality, Coco of FM 98 WJLB, at an all-school event to recognize the students’ and staff accomplishments. They will be joined on stage by Mark Reuss, President of GM North America, Chris Perry, Chief Marketing Officer of Chevrolet and United Way for Southeastern Michigan, Carl Folta, Executive Vice President of Communications of Viacom and Get Schooled Foundation Board Member, and Kevin Liles, former President of Def Jam and senior advisor to Get Schooled. The special guests will encourage the students to stay focused on their education and to make their education a priority in their lives.