Pharrell continues to dedicate his greatest time to giving back to the community. And this time, he’s focusing on the future leaders and brains of this country.
On April 26th, a new initiative that will shape the average student’s experience is now in the form of a music education program. The artist, producer, musical-genius has teamed up with Verizon, under the Verizon Foundation, to launch a tech music curriculum that will provide free technology, Internet access, and tech-focused resources to under-funded middle schools across the nation. According to Billboard, Pharrell’s participation will grant students access to the Verizon Innovative Learning Lab, which will have cutting-edge technology such as augmented and virtual reality, robotics and machine learning. This lab is set to be located in Pharrell’s home town in Virginia Beach.
“I want all children to have access to that kind of creative growth, access and support. All kids, not just my own,” the producer told Billboard.
“There’s a lot of variables in a situation as to why something falls apart, but there’s only one scenario where it holds together, and that’s when all the variables are there. The environment, the family, the school, the system — there’s so many things. We just want to do what we can to balance the odds so that as many kids as we can afford, or help and assist in whatever ways, get this access and support.”