Former Educator Turned Hip-Hop Artist Dee-1 and Sallie Mae Bring ‘Dee-1’s Knowledge for College Tour’ to Cleveland

Dee-1 Will Talk to High School Students About Planning for College at Cleveland Goes to College Kick-off Event

One Student at Each Session Will Receive $5,000 for College from Sallie Mae

NEWARK, Del.--()--Dee-1, the former middle school teacher turned hip-hop artist and motivational speaker, will meet with students from 26 high schools at the Higher Education Compact of Greater Cleveland’s annual Cleveland Goes to College kick-off event on Wednesday, Sept. 20, as part of “Dee-1’s Knowledge for College Tour" in partnership with Sallie Mae. One student in the audience at each session will receive a $5,000 scholarship from Sallie Mae.

Born David Augustine, Dee-1 graduated from Louisiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. After graduating, he taught middle school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, before pursuing his musical dream and signing with RCA Inspiration records. With “Sallie Mae Back,” Dee-1 brought a new lyrical twist to the hip-hop world: the promotion of financial responsibility. He strives to be real, righteous, and relevant and to help young people achieve the dream of a higher education.

WHO:     Dee-1, former educator turned hip-hop artist and motivational speaker, in partnership with Sallie Mae, the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company.
 
WHAT:

“Dee-1’s Knowledge for College Tour” will visit the Cleveland Goes to College kick-off event at Public Hall where Dee-1 will meet with students from 26 high schools to discuss the importance of planning for college. He will also perform his hit song, “Sallie Mae Back.” One student at each session will receive a $5,000 scholarship from Sallie Mae.

 

WHEN


Wednesday, Sept. 20

10-11 a.m. and 12-1 p.m.

 

WHERE:

Public Hall

500 Lakeside Ave.

Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Join the conversation at #Dee1Knowledge and get started looking for scholarships at www.SallieMae.com/Dee1Knowledge.

For more information about saving, planning, and paying for college, visit www.SallieMae.com.

Sallie Mae (Nasdaq: SLM) is the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company. Whether college is a long way off or just around the corner, Sallie Mae offers products that promote responsible personal finance, including private education loans, Upromise rewards, scholarship search, college financial planning tools, and online retail banking. Learn more at SallieMae.com. Commonly known as Sallie Mae. SLM Corporation and its subsidiaries are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America.

Contacts

Sallie Mae
Liz Margolis, 302-690-5293
Elizabeth.Margolis@salliemae.com
or
Ellen J. Roberts, 302-489-9960
ellen.roberts@salliemae.com

Contacts

Sallie Mae
Liz Margolis, 302-690-5293
Elizabeth.Margolis@salliemae.com
or
Ellen J. Roberts, 302-489-9960
ellen.roberts@salliemae.com