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National hip-hop recording artist, motivational speaker, and former middle-school teacher, Dee-1, and Sallie Mae, the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company, will visit Fillmore High School on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 2 p.m. for the first stop of the Bridging the Dream Tour Starring Dee-1, a nationwide tour to promote college planning and financial literacy.
As a graduate of Louisiana State University and former educator, Dee-1 is uniquely positioned to inspire and motivate today’s youth with his story and message of financial responsibility. In addition to providing tips on planning for college and managing money, Dee-1will perform his viral anthem about paying off his student loans, “Sallie Mae Back.”
Dee-1 will also encourage high school counselors and community leaders to nominate students for Sallie Mae’s $25,000 Bridging the Dream Scholarship. High school counselors and community leaders may nominate high school juniors and seniors now through Sept. 27. Recipients will be announced later this year.