SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Chegg Inc. (NYSE: CHGG), the Smarter Way to Student®, announced Hanford High School in Hanford, California as the winner of a once-in-a-lifetime visit from the trendsetting musician YUNGBLUD, an advocate for mental health awareness and other issues students care about. To celebrate the importance of arts in education, the school's music department will also be awarded a $10,000 grant from the Chegg David B. Goldberg Music Scholarship fund.
Students will be treated to a private concert featuring a selection of YUNGBLUD's top hits. YUNGBLUD will also host an exclusive Q&A with the school's students, sharing insights from his experience quickly rising to global fame as one of the most outspoken musicians on issues young people experience on a day-to-day basis. #CheggMusic101 with YUNGBLUD will take place at Hanford High School in early 2020.
#CheggMusic101 with YUNGBLUD is the latest in Chegg's ongoing series of music classes brought to students across college and high school campuses nationwide. Previous #CheggMusic101 events featured top artists including Liam Payne, Steve Aoki, Rachel Platten, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Shawn Mendes, Kaskade, Ed Sheeran, and Taylor Swift.
"We created Chegg Music 101 to blend music and education into a unique, experiential event, that gives artists a new way to interact with their fans, and gives students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from some of the most talented creators in the world," said Heather Hatlo Porter, Chief Communications Officer at Chegg and founder of the Chegg Music 101 program. "As a student-focused business, we've learned a lot over the last 7 years about the issues modern students face, which we highlight in our annual State of the Student Report. Through his music, YUNGBLUD gives a voice to many of these issues that young people around the world are experiencing, and we are thrilled to bring an artist who wants to create positive change in the world to Hanford High."
Chegg puts students first. As the leading student-first connected learning platform, Chegg strives to improve the overall return on investment in education by helping students learn more in less time and at a lower cost. Chegg is a publicly-held company based in Santa Clara, California and trades on the NYSE under the symbol CHGG. For more information, visit www.chegg.com.
Since exploding onto the scene with his 2018 debut album 21st Century Liability (Locomotion / Geffen Records), YUNGBLUD has traveled the globe and brought his rebel-minded, hip-hop infused rock-and-roll to an ever-growing legion of fans. In the midst of his nonstop touring, the London-based artist has built a one-of-a-kind bond with his young audience – a deeply felt solidarity that served as a major touchstone for his new six-track EP, the underrated youth, which includes lead single “original me,” a collaboration with Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds plus “hope for the underrated youth” and “parents.” Cumulative global streams of YUNGBLUD’s songs now exceeds 699 million. YUNGBLUD recently wrapped a North American sold-out headline tour and is currently on his UK/European headline run.