Quincy Jones Hosts "5 Million Kids Initiative"
Superstar arranger and mega-producerhas teamed up with Tyrese and his filmmaking offspring QD3 for a partnership with L.A. based Operation HOPE. Together they will launch the 5 Million Kids National Education Campaign in an attempt to teach 5 million children and their guardians the benefits of being financially literate.
Launching September 29th at a private event in Los Angeles’ infamous South Central, the innovative initiative will attempt to sparks interest in the school activities by finding nearly 25,00 volunteers for classrooms around the country while opening nearly 50,000 new bank accounts for those who have been traditionally deemed “unbanked” and under banked.”
Among those slated to help Jones in his ambitious endeavor are John Hope Bryant, Founder and CEO of Operation Hope, and for the Los Angeles School District, Ramon C. Cortines., a myriad of celebrities,
In other Quincy Jones news, the perennial hit maker is currently working on a star-laden tribute to the “King of Pop“, Michael Jackson. Currently the presentation is scheduled to be ready in October.