Class Act: Jordin
Sparks to Help Build 4
Schools in Developing
Jordin Sparks is getting her bookworm on!
The pop star has teamed up with online school supply retailer Poppin and non-profit, Pencils of Promise, for a social media campaign that will help build four schools in developing countries in 2013.
"I am excited to partner with Pencils of Promise and Poppin to bring access to education to kids who wouldn't have it otherwise," says the season six winner of American Idol. "One simple like on Facebook can bring us closer to building a school!"
For each "like" that Poppin's Facebook page receives, one dollar will be donated toward building the schools. It takes 25,000 likes to build one school.
Jordin follows in the footsteps of previous PoP ambassadors Justin Bieber, Usher and Sophia Bush. Justin's Schools4All initiative successfully built its first school in Guatemala earlier this year.
The 23-year-old singer decided to get involved in the campaign to help kids further their education and achieve their dreams.
After seeing her own dreams become a reality, what's Jordin's best advice for those shooting for the stars?
"Be kind to everyone, because the same people you see on the way up are the same people you see if you fall back down," she says.
Be sure to help Jordin help others by liking Poppin on Facebook.