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Romeo talks to Audubon students Photo by Brian W. Carter
Father and son duo visit local middle/high school to uplift and promote education.
By Brian W. Carter, Sentinel Staff Writer
Multi-talented artist, Romeo once again took time off from a busy schedule of “Dancing With The Stars” to talk with the kids. Along with his father and businessman, Percy Miller aka Master P, they visited the students of Audubon Middle/High School, last Thursday.
The Millers, recently visited the Danny Bakewell SR Primary School in South Central Los Angeles, where they participated in a read-a-long with the children. The Millers believe in celebrating and rewarding academic achievements. Their visit to Audubon came with 10 laptops that were awarded to 10 students courtesy of Sam’s Club.
“This event means everything to me,” said Romeo. “The kids, they are our future, and a lot of people forget about that. I feel, you teach them at an earlier age, and they’ll definitely benefit from it.” Romeo hopes to continue to inspire and encourage kids to try and reach for something better.
“We always recognize when they’re doing bad, but, we need to recognize when they’re doing great,” said Miller. “These kids have improved their test scores and they deserve it.
When asked how he felt about his son, Romeo, taking part in community support, Miller beamed with a proud joy. “It feels great to let me know that I’ve done the right thing.”
Johnel Langerston?, president of Urban Born, an at-risk-youth outreach organization, expressed his belief in education and support of the students. “I’m not running for mayor, you would never accept me that way,” said Langerston.” I’m running to save your life, so that, one day, you can help me.” Langerston talked to the young crowd about giving back to the community and helping out.
“I love you brothers and sisters in here,” said Langerston. “We’re going to keep track of you and we’re going to see what you do.”
In keeping with the theme of giving, Sam’s Club donated a big screen, 3-D, HD Vizio television to Urban Born. This will allow many kids to spend time in a safe environment watching after school programs, games and television.
Urban Born is a 501 c3 that helps at-risk youth and teens by helping to promote education and healthy living without drugs and gangs. Urban Born helps to support at-risk youth throughout the country with a concentration in Los Angeles as well as to help “bridge the gap between Black and Brown” by promoting peace within the African American and Latino communities. To volunteer and/or make a donation go to http://www.urbanborn.org