MUPS Hosts Education Matters Forum

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MUPS Hosts Education Matters Forum

September 9, 2014 @ 5:30 am - 7:30 pm

On Monday, September 29th, the Montgomery Unified Prevention System (MUPS) Coalition will host an event starring New Orleans native and Hip Hop artist, Dee-1, at Bellingrath Junior High from 5:30- 7:30 pm.  Titled “Education Matters,” this event is FREE and targeted to African-American male youth who are failing academically or have dropped out of school.

According to a study from the Brooking’s Institution’s Hamilton Project, African-American men who do not graduate from high school are at an extremely high risk of going to prison. The report states there is a 70% chance that a black male without a high school diploma will end up in jail by his mid-30s.

A former teacher, Dee-1 has created his own lane in Hip-Hop by making music that motivates anyone on a mission to win the game of life. He is the voice of those underdogs who grind with a purpose.  Following Dee-1’s “edutainment,” representatives from a number of community organizations will be on hand to answer questions about enrolling in various education programs around the city.

The mission of MUPS is to work collaboratively as a community to integrate and leverage resources and services to insure long-term reductions in substance abuse-related problems and to improve the quality of life for all citizens in Montgomery County through the implementation of comprehensive, research-based prevention programs.

For more information or to schedule media time with Dee-1, please contact Shereda Finch @ 334.262.1629.


Educations Matters Event

Educations Matters Event



September 9, 2014
5:30 am - 7:30 pm


Bellingrath Middle School Auditorium
3350 S. Court Street
Montgomery, 36105 United States
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