Jill Scott is set to receive an honorary doctorate from her alma mater Temple University. The singer-actress will be feted with a Doctor of Humane Letters on Thursday in Philadelphia, Penn. School president Neil D. Theobald says, “(Her) values and achievements embody the mission and ideas of the university.”
Scott has established the Blues Babe Foundation, a program founded to help young minority students pay for university expenses.
The Blues Babe Foundation is committed to assisting students in under served communities by providing programs that promote leadership and academic excellence. The foundation’s scholarship program offers financial support and mentoring for students that have shown the aptitude and commitment to their education, but whose families may not have the resources to ensure completion of their undergraduate degrees.
They also engage students in grades 6 – 12 through programs such as Camp Jill Scott and Clean Up Your Neighborhood. In addition to its support of young people through their public schools, the Foundation also fulfills its mission by including support of community centers and community -focused organizations as a part of its scope.
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